Month: June 2020

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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