Every year, 55,000 immigrant visas become available through the Diversity Visa (DV) program. These visas go to citizens from countries that don’t typically have high rates of immigration to the United States. Among this pool of visas, 5,000 are designated for use in Central American countries under … Read more about What is the Diversity Visa Program?
On February 24th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an official statement that authorizes H-4 dependent spouses to legally accept employment. Employment Authorization for H-4 visa holders was an important element for President Obama's 2014 Executive Action. Requirements for … Read more about H-4 Dependent Spouses Authorized for Employment
While the U.S. waits on Obama’s decision regarding immigration reform, leaders from the business community are publicly voicing their positive support for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR). It is the opinion of key leaders in the business community that CIR is needed in order to maintain … Read more about Business Community Supports Immigration Reform
Over the past several weeks and months, immigration has been a central topic in U.S. politics. But despite a major need for serious overhaul, comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) will most likely be tabled from the congressional agenda due to the upcoming mid-term elections this November. This … Read more about Allowing H-1B Spouses to Work Benefits U.S. Economy
USCIS recently proposed a new regulation (8 CFR §214.2(h)(9)(iv)) which would authorize work for nonimmigrant spouses who hold H-4 status and meet certain criteria. This rule on employment authorization for certain H-4 spouses has garnered significant attention in the media. The fundamental … Read more about USCIS Proposes Rule on Employment Authorization for H-4 Spouses
The Washington Post recently published an article about the immigration changes that are likely to affect the spouses of high-skilled immigrants. The article tackled the recent announcement from the Department of Homeland Security stating that it will be publishing a rule to allow the spouses of … Read more about A New Hope for H4 Visa Holders