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Workers laid off in 2022-2023 source layoffs.fyi

Layoffs and H-1B visas: how to protect yourself

In the recent few months, the United States is going through a layoff wave that has affected hundreds of companies and thousands of workers. According to the website layoffs.fyi, more than 68,000 employees were laid off in January 2023 from 200+ companies in the tech sector alone. Some of the most well-known organizations engaging in these

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Premium Processing for EB2 NIW Screenshot from USCIS website

USCIS fully implements Premium Processing for EB2 NIW

USCIS announced on January 12, 2023 that they are making Premium Processing fully available for green card applicants filing under the EB2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) category, as well as those under the EB-1C category for Multinational Executives and Managers. Premium Processing for EB2 NIW costs $2,805 and will guarantee a decision in 45 days. Premium

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Summary of USCIS fee increases in 2023

USCIS fees to increase in 2023

The United States Immigrations and Citizenship Services (USCIS) agency has published a proposal that would increase the fees most immigration applicants pay. Among the reasons for this increase, USCIS cites the insufficient revenue collected from petitioners to cover the high workload they have. USCIS funds 96% of their operations through costumer fees and not from Congressional funds,

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Total number of GC issued

USCIS processed a record number of green cards in 2022

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released their annual report “Fiscal Year 2022 Progress Report”. In this document they summarize the main challenges and progress achieved during the fiscal year, which ran from October 2021 to September 2022.  Key Takeaways from the report The report is an easy-to-read 14 page document that is full

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