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Foreign-born individuals are a big part of the STEM workforce

Immigrants play major roles in many fields here in California. So, there are a wide range of companies in the state that may be looking to have individuals from other countries on their workforce. What employment immigration routes a company may have for trying to bring in a worker from another country to work for it under a green card or temporary work visa can vary based on the type of job the worker would be filling and a range of other circumstances. Employment immigration lawyers can advise companies on what such routes may be available to them.

DACA program’s future still uncertain

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program provides immigration protections for certain young undocumented immigrants. Many things have the potential to have major impacts for participants in the DACA program. One is how they handle the ongoing legal issues related to their participation in the program. This includes issues regarding renewing DACA status.

OPT program has been growing in popularity

A big concern for college/graduate students as they are nearing the end of their studies is finding work for after graduation. Figuring out one’s post-graduation employment situation can have its difficulties for any student. For students from other countries who are studying in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa, there is the added challenge of addressing their immigration situation if they desire to work in the United States.

California near the top of the nation in H-1B applications

When a person from another country is looking to work in the U.S., what type of employment visa they might be able to pursue depends on their circumstances. For foreign nationals in high-skill professions and industries, such as the technology industry, one option that may be available is the H-1B visa. These are nonimmigrant work visas for individuals who work in specialty occupations.

Many U.S. businesses planning to bring on immigrant workers this year

Immigration issues related to hiring immigrant workers are a type of legal issue that can come up for all kinds of businesses. Many different companies here in the U.S. have immigrant workers on their workforce. And a recent CareerBuilder survey indicates that many businesses here in America anticipate hiring such workers this year.

What will the future hold for international student enrollment in the U.S.?

In recent years, quite a few students from other countries have come to the U.S. to study. Last year, there were over a million international students here in America. But, might international student enrollment trends soon be changing? The initial findings from a recent survey raise some questions on this front.

DACA and immigrant mental health

What options an undocumented immigrant here in California has depends on many things. One is whether they qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This program came into force in 2012. It makes certain protections and options (such as work permits and deferrals of deportation proceedings) available to young undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria. DACA recipients are sometimes called “Dreamers.”

Preparing to apply for an EB-5 green card

Individuals from foreign countries who are investing here in the U.S. can have a wide range of immigration goals. Some might have a goal of becoming a permanent resident of the United States. Under current U.S. law, there is a green card route for investors. This route is the EB-5 program.

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