Permanent Residence In The U.S.: Green Card Availability And Retrogression

If you are a foreign medical graduate and wish to become a permanent resident of the United States, a green card visa must be issued to you. The U.S. government sets limits on how many green card visas may be…

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Foreign Physicians: Obtaining Permanent Residence In The United States

In recent articles we mentioned three visa programs: F-1, J-1, and H-1B. Each of these programs is for temporary residence in the United States, and only grants the foreign national the right to reside in the U.S. temporarily for a…

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Immigration For Medical Professionals: Permanent Residence Status

Each of the visa programs mentioned in our two recent articles (F-1, J-1, H-1B) is a temporary residence program (among which include also the O-1, TN and E-2 visas, which we will discuss in future posts).  In other words, it…

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Immigration For Medical Professionals: The H-1B Professional Worker Visa

The most common program by which foreign nationals enter the U.S. to work as physicians is the professional workers visa, or H-1B visa.  To obtain an H-1B visa, the foreign born physician must be sponsored by an employer.  This visa…

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Immigration For Medical Professionals: Attending Medical School In the U.S.

Foreign nationals who wish to attend medical school and/or practice medicine in the United States have a number of avenues available to them through U.S. immigration. In this brief article we will discuss the F-1 and J-1 student visas, as…

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Tips for Medical Providers to Navigate the H-1B Cap

Up to 65,000 H-1B visas for new employment may be issued each fiscal year (FY) for professional workers, including medical providers. In general, a person who already has an H-1B and applies for another H-1B with another employer is not…

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Company Agrees to Pay $741,288 in Back Wages to H-1B Employees After Violations Found

Semafor Technologies LLC in Norcross has agreed to pay 73 employees $741,288 in back wages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL) that found violations of the H-1B visa program, which allows nonimmigrants…

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Press Release

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Justice Department Settles Document Abuse Claim Against Imagine Schools in Ohio

The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Imagine Schools Inc., resolving allegations that the company discriminated under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, when it fired an employee at its Imagine School in…

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Green Card Limit for EB-2 India and China Reached

According to the State Department, the annual limit in the EB-2 category for China-mainland born and India has been reached. The USCIS will continue to accept I-485 adjustment applications based upon current dates published in the April and May Visa Bulletins. However,…

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