2020 – The Year of Direct Hire Nurse Domination

2020 could very well be the year of direct hire nurse domination. If there was only one thing for international nurses to take away from 2019, it was being reminded time and time again that all job offers are not created equal. Many nurse applicants who had staffing agency and travel nurse companies file their…

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Preparing for the Green Card Interview

The final step of obtaining a green card is the interview, which is scheduled by the National Visa Center (NVC) if the green card applicant is living abroad or by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) if the green card applicant is living in the United States. The interview may be months away, but knowing…

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Is Premium Processing Right For Me

Currently, when a U.S. immigration application is filed, it is taking 4-6 months for USCIS to complete an initial adjudication of the case. Almost always USCIS will issue an approval notice when a case was properly filed. In some cases, USCIS may issue a Request for Evidence (RFE) seeking additional information. A question we are…

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Navigating the Visa Bulletin

At first glance the Visa Bulletin can be overwhelming and intimidating. It is issued every month by the Department of State. It shows which green card applications can move forward based on when the I-140 petition that starts the green card process was originally filed. Additionally, it estimates how long it will take before an…

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USCIS Puts American Workers First

The USCIS has announced when making site visits to H-1B petitioners and the worksites of H-1B employees they will focus on: • Validating employer business information;• Ratio of H-1B workers as compared to U.S. workers; and• Employers with H-1B workers working off-site at another company or location. The intention is to identify employers who are…

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