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Expected Immigration Policy Changes Under Biden-Harris

Over the weekend, media outlets announced Joe Biden as winner of the 2020 presidential election. Legalpad is here to help unpack what this means for employment-based immigration

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Data Report: Software Engineers On H-1B

By a wide margin, the top occupation of H-1B holders work in the software engineering field, holding titles like software developer, programmer, QA analysts, etc. Take a look at where they work, their salaries, and specializations.

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USCIS Proposes Replacing H-1B Lottery With Wage-Based Selection

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a restructuring of the H-1B lottery process, replacing the random lottery system with a wage-based selection process.

FAQs

L-1B FAQ

L-1B is a nonimmigrant classification that allows a U.S. employer to transfer an employee with specialized knowledge from a foreign office to an office in the U.S. It can also be used to send a specialized knowledge employee to set up a new office in the U.S.

Policy Updates

Premium Processing Fees Raised By USCIS

USCIS announced on Friday that it will increase premium processing fees beginning on Monday, October 19, 2020 from $1,440 to $2,500 for all filings currently eligible for premium processing, except for H-2B or R-1 petitions.

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L-1A FAQ

L-1A is a nonimmigrant classification that allows a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the U.S. or to establish a new office in the U.S.

Startups

Hitting The Accelerator

If you're an entrepreneur in the tech space -- or any space really -- you’ve probably at least heard of, or considered going through an accelerator. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of taking that step.

Startups

Amplo CEO Sheel Tyle Talks Immigration Landscape

Sheel Tyle is a first-generation American whose parents came to the United States from India. In our interview with the venture capitalist, he talks about the immigration landscape and what it means for immigrant entrepreneurs.

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Paths For Students After Graduation

If your graduation is coming up, or you just want to be prepared for when the time comes, you’re probably thinking about how you’ll transfer from your F-1 visa when you enter the workforce. Here are some options.

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Who Is On The O-1 Visa?

The O-1 visa is granted to those with extraordinary ability in science, technology, business, and other areas of expertise. See what countries and regions O-1 visa holders are from.

Policy Updates

Dept Of Labor Raises H-1B Wage Requirements

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a new rule designed to make it much more expensive to employ certain categories of foreign workers.

Policy Updates

President Signs Act Expanding Premium Processing Offerings

The Act, to be implemented shortly, will permanently expanded USCIS' premium processing program for many employment-based categories, while also increasing the cost for many visa categories.