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Immigration policy in the U.S

Recently, many individuals are looking for more opportunities beyond the borders of their countries. Many individuals seek employment opportunities and investment opportunities overseas. However, immigration into a foreign country has protocols, and some individuals are likely to violate these protocols. Due to this, there are regulations to govern immigration, and among the states to set strict regulations is Indianapolis. In this article, we are going to focus more on immigration laws. As the United States in going towards the electioneering time, there is more likely that the aspiring...

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The backlog of immigration cases confirmed

Residents of Indianapolis may have heard the courts confirm that there is a backlog of immigration cases to be heard. Because of the pandemic, undocumented immigrants will most likely have to wait longer for a hearing. According to reports, those who are already in detention centers will have to wait three to six months for Chicago's immigration court. Others who are not detained may have to wait at least five years; this is due to the backlog during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only 10 judges oversee thousands of cases; they are responsible for Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. With not...

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The process of obtaining a voluntary departure

Foreign nationals who are being held at detention centers in Indiana or any other state may request a voluntary departure. However, they may only ask for a voluntary departure if they have been in the country for at least a year. Furthermore, a request cannot be granted until after a hearing is held, and it can take up to 60 days for a person to be seen by an immigration judge. An immigrant who has been charged with a serious crime may be detained until their case has been resolved. Those who are allowed to leave the country on their own will have 120 days to do so. One of the benefits of...

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Major changes for work visas in the U.S.

The USCIS administration has long held that employers must provide a detailed itinerary for the location and duties of all prospective employees they wish to move to the United States for work positions. This transition began with specific companies needing IT workers from countries such as India where there are many qualified workers, but now, it appears the removal of the itinerary requirement will become general government policy for all foreign nationals wanting to work in the U.S. on an H-1B visa, including in Indiana. A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the...

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Green card renewal denial is on the rise

In Indiana and across the U.S., the likelihood of immigrants being denied a green card renewal has been on the rise. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reports that it rejects roughly 8% of green card applications and petitions. Thousands more green card renewal applications are denied by the USCIS. Specifically, the USCIS denied an average of 30,242 green card renewal applicants per year during fiscal years 2016-2017. For fiscal years 2018-2019, the average shot up to 103,140 applicants per year that were denied green card renewals. When an applicant is denied a green card...

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How the immigration freeze will affect employment visas

Foreign nationals may be affected by immigration changes announced by the United States government on April 21. The H1-B and EB-5 visas are both exempt from the changes, but individuals who wish to move to Indiana on either of these visas may encounter other obstacles. Danger for the H-1B visa? The immigration freeze, which is supposed to last for 60 days, does not affect several other categories, including science and health professionals working on COVID-19 as well as spouses and eligible family members of lawful permanent residents and citizens. However, the U.S. government's focus on...

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Draft executive order tightens restrictions on H-1B worker visas

Employers in Indiana with foreign technology workers in the country on the H1-B visa program may soon face new restrictions and requirements. A draft executive order from President Donald Trump will place a stronger emphasis on protecting American workers. The executive order would call on technology workers already here with H1-B visas to submit updated information about their certifications. Their paperwork must indicate that they are not displacing Americans who could be doing their jobs. Additionally, the order calls for a suspension on approving entry for people seeking work visas for a...

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Training or special education programs with H-3 visas

Foreign nationals who want to come to Indiana to participate in specific types of training programs might be eligible for H-3 visas. These types of visas are designed for people who want to get training or special education that is not available to them in their home countries. The training cannot be in the medical field. People who want to participate in a training or special education program in the U.S. with H-3 visas are not able to directly petition for the visas on their own. They must first apply to the training or special education program and be admitted. The institution that is...

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Employment-based visas for human resources professionals

Indiana has many opportunities for careers in human resources, and some foreign-born residents are highly skilled in this field. However, obtaining a work visa for a human resources job can be challenging. The human resources field is not a specialty occupation that requires an advanced degree, and the U.S. already has many qualified candidates for these jobs. The immigration system in the U.S. sets aside special work visas for immigrants that can fill jobs that U.S. citizens cannot fill. The majority of recipients of visas like the H-1B and the EB-2 work in the information technology field....

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