Month: October 2020

U.S work visas: what you need to know about visa requirements

If you're a foreign national looking to obtain work in Indiana or anywhere within the United States, you need to go through the process of obtaining a work visa. Only then would you be allowed to enter the country and obtain work legally. Several factors contribute to the type of work visa you will be allowed to obtain. The following includes a list of the types of work visas available and the eligibility requirements for each one. U.S. green cards A green card holder is allowed to be a permanent resident within the United States if they are offered a long-term job. However, obtaining a...

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Immigration fees and filing schedules changing

Many people with employment-based visas in Indiana allowing them to live and work in the United States want to adjust their status to apply for a green card or permanent residency in the United States. Applicants from a number of countries, especially mainland China and India, have lengthy backlogs for some types of applications to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the monthly Visa Bulletin issued by the agency provides details on eligibility as well as changes to the fee structure. New fiscal year begins October 1 USCIS launches its new fiscal year on October 1, and the...

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ICE to target sanctuary cities

Indiana residents may have heard that in September, the Trump Administration began planning to conduct a variety of immigration enforcement operations across sanctuary cities. The operations will be carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. These operations will occur within certain cities of California as well as Denver and Philadelphia. There have been speculations that the operations will stretch out into other states in the country too. When will these operations occur? The Homeland Security secretary is reportedly planning to be present within these locations when the...

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