President Trump has issued a new executive order that prohibits visa issuance for certain classes of employment visas. The affected classes are H-1B, H-2B, some categories of J-1, and L-1. The ban also includes dependent family members who could accompany the spouse with the primary visa classification, such as a spouse and unmarried minor children.…

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Why Are H-1B Petition Denials Rising?

According to a report from the National Foundation for American Policy, October 2019, it is now four times more likely that an H-1B petition will be denied by USCIS. Of most concern is the fact that the law on H-1Bs has not changed. If the law is the same, what is it that accounts for…

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Changes to the H-1B Visa Process for Fiscal Year 2021

Overview of the H-1B Visa Category and summary of the proposed changes to the lottery process that may go into effect for the 2021 H-1B cap year. What is an H-1B Visa? An H-1B Petition allows companies in the United States to employ foreign workers in positions that require at least a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent)…

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Getting Started With the E-2 Investor Application

Davis & Associates is a Trusted Advisor for E-2 Treaty Investor applications. The vast majority of our cases are successful, which demonstrates that we have to tools, knowledge and experience to help you maximize your chances for success. Below is a brief summary of the E-2 application process and types of documentation that is needed.…

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Changed to the EB-5 Investment Visa Program Coming November 2019

The EB-5 visa allows foreign investors, their spouses, and unmarried children under 21 years of age to obtain lawful permanent residency in the U.S. The program was created in 1990 to stimulate the economy and foster job growth. To qualify for an EB-5 visa, an investor must meet specific requirements, which were recently updated by…

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How to File the L-1A New Office Petition

What You Need to Know About the L-1A New Office Petition Process If you are trying to open a new office in the U.S. and therefore transfer an executive or manager to work in the U.S., we can walk you through the process. Davis & Associates provides expert legal counsel for all aspects of business…

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Everything You Need To Know About Business Visas

Employment-based visas allow foreign nationals to seek employment in the United States and for U.S. companies to recruit international talent. Get the facts on the various types of employment-based visas to understand which one is right for your unique situation. Types of Employment-Based Visas Every year, the United States provides approximately 140,000 employment-based visas to…

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H-1B Program Changes

Understand this Year’s H-1B Program Changes Each year, thousands of foreign professionals receive the opportunity to travel to America and work for U.S. companies. Likewise, U.S. companies can utilize the unique benefits of skillsets rarely found in the American workforce. The H-1B program allows for this symbiotic relationship to flourish, boosting the U.S. economy across…

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