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April 2013 Archives

Basics of the immigration legislation currently under review

By now anyone who is interested in immigration matters in the Miami area, has heard about the overhaul the current United State's immigration system is undergoing. Legislation on the topic has been introduced and is being reviewed. What may not be clear to all interested parties however, is just who will ultimately benefit from the immigration overhaul, and how. It is likely that there are many in South Florida who fit this description.

Process of obtaining green card a lengthy one

Each year individuals from countries throughout the world decide to take the steps necessary to try to obtain a green card. Securing a green card makes it possible for those individuals to live and work in the United States legally, in cities such as Miami. There are a couple different ways a green card can possibly be obtained.

H-1B visa cap for FY 2014 reached in less than a week

In our last post we focused on the opening of the H-1B visa application process for the fiscal year 2014, on the first of this month. At that time we mentioned that it was expected that the demand for the skilled-worker visa would be high throughout the nation, including Miami. Accordingly, most believed that the allotted 65,000 visas, as well as the 20,000 related H-1B visas made available to individuals who received masters degrees or higher at a university in the United States, would go quickly. In this week's post we provide an update.