Immigration Blog

Answering HR Pros’ Most Common Business Immigration Questions: How Do I Verify the Work Authorization of F-1 STEM OPT Students?

How do I verify the work authorization of a student in F-1 status and STEM OPT? DHS issues F-1 students documents showing employment authorization based on the type of student they are and the type of employment they have. A foreign student in F-1 STEM OPT is issued an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) that states “STU: STEM OPT ONLY.”   The following documents establish these students’ identity and employment authorization for Form I-9:  ✓ Unexpired STEM […]

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Webinar: Preparing for the FY22 H-1B Season

This webinar will break down: the registration process (if there is one), the H-1B cap process (and application of the new rule, if there is one), overcoming current challenges,  F-1 students and cap gap, and more! It will take place on Thursday, January 28 from 2-3 pm. Mark your calendars, and be on the lookout for a signup email in the near future.

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Video: What Can You Expect from the Biden-Harris Administration on Business Immigration?

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Answers to the Most Common Business Immigration Questions from HR Professionals

In celebration of a brighter future, I am starting a new section dedicated to answering questions that I receive from our clients. This way, you can open the newsletter and see what other similarly situated professionals want to know — answers to questions that will also help you! Here is the first question and answer, based on ongoing shifts on our workforce:     What Is the Impact of Furloughs on Our Nonimmigrant Employees? Furloughs (or unpaid […]

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Our Business Clients Share Their “Immigration Wish List” for the Biden-Harris Administration

US business immigration reform and consistency is desperately needed. The Trump Administration made more than 400 immigration policy changes that have reshaped and delayed every aspect of the system.  For example, Trump suspended the issuance of new L-1, H-1B, and other visas until 2021, ostensibly to protect the labor market. Unfortunately, this ban will have massive long‐​term economic implications. These talented foreign workers who have been blocked from entering the country provide us with needed […]

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