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Trump's “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order and the H-1B Visa

On April 18, President Trump signed an executive order with the stated purpose of stimulating the U.S. economy. One section of the executive order is dedicated to the reform of the H-1B visa program, which currently allows 85,000 highly skilled foreign workers each year to accept temporary employment within the United States. It comes as no surpris… Read More
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Categories: Work Visas

Priya Alagiri Speaks to New York Times About Trump’s Immigration Policies

Priya Alagiri recently spoke to the New York Times about how President Trump’s immigration policies may affect technology companies. Silicon Valley employers, in particular, question the potential impact on the H-1B visa program, which allows established companies and start-ups, alike, to employ highly skilled international talent. Read the f… Read More
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Categories: Media

Missed out on H-1B … Consider L-1 Visa

The H1B visa has long been the visa of choice for U.S. companies seeking to hire a foreign national.  It is one of the most common and sought after visas to work in the U.S.  However, when the H1B cap has been met, what other options do U.S. employers have to hire professional foreign nationals? For international companies, one feasible alternat… Read More
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Categories: Work Visas

Understanding the Top 4 Employment Visas

View our quick PowerPoint overview of the four main U.S. employment visas: the B-1 visa, the H-1B visa, the L-1 visa, and the E-2 visa. Read More
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3 Ways to Startup a Company as an Immigrant Entrepreneur

I often get asked for advice as to how can a foreign national or foreign citizen startup a company in the U.S.  The following are 3 visa options for immigrant entrepreneurs: 1.  The L-1 visa This is is a temporary, non-immigrant, intra-company transfer visa that permits the starting up of a business in the U.S.  To be eligible for this visa, amo… Read More
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DOMA Overturned: U.S. Citizens Can Now Sponsor Same Sex Spouses for Green Cards

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned as unconstitutional the government’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which means that now same sex married couples can receive the same Federal benefits as heterosexual married couples. In terms of immigration, this decision means that a U.S. citizen can now sponsor his or her same sex spouse for a gre… Read More
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5 Things You Can Not Do on a B-1 Visitor Visa

A B-1 visa, commonly known as a business visitor visa, allows a foreign national the opportunity to visit the U.S. for business purposes.  B-1 visa holders are permitted to enter the U.S. to engage in a wide range of business activities, including negotiating contracts, developing business relationships, participating in a conference or seminar, e… Read More
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Rejected by U.S., Foreign Entrepreneur Heads to Canada

This animation highlights the problems facing foreign entrepreneurs.  The Bulgarian entrepreneur depicted had attended a top business school in the U.S. and came up with an idea that VCs would fund.  He made several attempts to find a visa to stay in the U.S. and start up his company, but all his attempts were ultimately rejected by USCIS.  He i… Read More
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The Next Steve Jobs is Foreign Born, U.S. Educated and On a Plane Home

Who’s the next Steve Jobs? He’s foreign born, U.S. educated and likely on a plane home. When I explained to Sudhir, an Indian citizen with a Masters Degree in engineering from a top U.S. university, that his application for a work visa to be CEO of his high technology company would be an expensive, difficult, and likely unsuccessful undertakin… Read More
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Why Aren’t there More Foreign Female Entrepreneurs?

The voice on the other end of the phone caught me off-guard. Young, energetic and slightly accented, the voice asked whether the recently announced immigration policies could help her to start a company. As an immigration attorney, this was a typical query for me to receive. What wasn’t typical was that the voice belonged to a woman — a foreign… Read More
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