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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.

U.S. sees increase in fatal construction falls

Construction work can carry dangers with it. As we discussed in a prior post, construction sees a particularly high level of workplace fatalities. A recent Center for Construction Research and Training report indicates that, in recent years, one type of fatal construction accident has especially been on the rise: fatal falls.

Rectifying problem situations regarding immigrant legal statuses

Perhaps you're one of many immigrants who have been living in California for decades. Since arriving in this nation, you obtained a college degree, acquired gainful employment and are well on your way to saving enough money to put a down payment on the house you hope to purchase. Throughout recent years, as you made plans for your future in the United States, a particular issue has been nagging at your heart, mostly because you worry what the outcome will be if you try to resolve it: You're undocumented.

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.

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