Voice of Immigration

Voice of Immigration

We take an in-depth look at the changing immigration policy and explore the different types of U.S. visas, the processes involved, and the best practices/strategies that lead to a successful case.

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November 4, 2020 52 min

Dr. Korrapati speaks about evaluating jobs and education equivalency when applying for a visa to work in the USA. They also address some of the issues currently being faced after the ITServe settlement and how to overcome them. 

Dr. Raghu Korrapati has served in key management roles in India and the USA. He is distinguished by his enthusiasm for teaching, vast learning, and bringing unbridled enthusiasm to all of his engagements.

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Alexander Magleby is the CEO of the professional rugby union team, the New England Free Jacks. Magleby is a former professional rugby union coach, and former United States national team player and captain.

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The Department of State has updated its guidelines for admitting L-1 and H-1B visa holders into the U.S. If you're an employee holding either an L-1 or H-1B visa that is currently out of the country and looking to resume employment with the same employer, you will be able to re-enter. 

If your H-1B was approved by LCA before July 2020 there is a possibility you can enter, if you can prove that your job needs to be done from insi...

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Peter Zhmutsk was born and raised in Kazakhstan and obtained an O1 visa from OnlineVisas to live and grow his career in America. Take a peek into Peter's cool career working in Hollywood and how we at OnlineVisas have been apart of his story.

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    If F-1 visa holders cannot take their usual full-time, in-person classes, they will need to exit the U.S.A. and return to their home country or transfer to a school that is operating with normal in-person classes. F-1 or M-1 student visas will not be issued or permitted into the country by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Some schools will be implementing a hybrid model that will include in-person as well as online classes. ...

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    Jon Velie, CEO of OnlineVisas, chats with Bobby Hacker who is the President of the Sports Lawyers Association. Sports Lawyers Association is a national organization of sports lawyers with annual conferences, podcasts, virtual online events and more. Bobby Hacker is the owner of Robert A. Hacker Attorney at Law + Sports Media Consulting. He works at FOX Sports for over 18 years as the Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs...

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    We discuss changes to how the employer-employee relationships is determined and the shortened approvals for H1B visas. How the ITServe settlement invalidated itinerary regulation, specialty occupation and the model for how immigration denies cases.

  • USCIS and ITServe settlement rescind the 2018 Contracts and Itinerary memorandum in its entirety. 
  • USCIS also agreed to reopen and adjudicate individual agencies' decisions on H-1B adj...
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    There are 6 significant things that have happened so far in 2020: 

  • The Executive Order of President Trump suspending the entry of H-1B visas from outside the US, with exceptions for certain types of H-1Bs
  • The ITServe vs. Cissna and other Federal cases that held USCIS memoranda of 2010 and 2018 were invalid under the Regulations.
  • The Settlement Agreement between USCIS and ITServe indicating the Memoranda would no longer be used.
  • The new...
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    1:35 - Does the H-1B, H-2B, L-1 and J-1 ban apply to extensions, amendments and change of status after the Trump Immigration Ban? 

    2:44 - Can I enter if I am out of the country, but my H-1B, H-2B, L-1 visa or J-1 visa has been stamped into my passport after the Trump Immigration Ban? 

    3:02 - My H-1B, H-2B, L-1 or J-1 visa is approved but only stamping left, can I still enter the US after the Trump Immigration Ban? 

    3:45 - Can I change...

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    As of June 22, 2020, the #H1B, #H2B, #L1, #L2 and #J1 non-immigrant visas will be temporarily banned in an attempt to help restart and lower the historically high unemployment rate of 13.3% due to COVID-19 in the USA. Jon Velie, CEO of OnlineVisas, shares the details of Trump's new Executive Order stating the ban on H-1B and 3 other non-immigrant visas in the USA. He breaks down all the need to know information in this proclama...

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    Upload H-1B Denials and RFEs to see if we can do better!

    Often, since companies aren’t in the immigration industry, they either do not know about the changes or do not know how to change what they are doing. Companies end up submitting the same sort of cases as before, and it just doesn’t work.

    We analyze the policies, the regulations, and write briefs. We go over, with companies, how they decide the job title and description. Then w...

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    We have created as a framework that addresses the five primary reasons for rejections.

     We team up with the HR department or whoever is in charge of hiring to help them improve their immigration processes.

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    Labor Certification process in a nutshell: 

    The EB2 Visa (or EB2 Green Card) – Employment-Based “Exceptional” Ability or Advanced Degree Permanent Residence (Second Preference). 

    The EB3 Visa is a permanent residence US visa/Green Card for “Skilled, Professional, or Other Workers.” There are three routes to qualification:

  • Establishing the Prevailing Wage
  • The Labor Certification Process
  • Job Requirements and Supporting Evidence
  • Certificati...
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    We've developed something that has radically changed the practice of law, in particular, immigration law. We continue to evolve our platform to meet the changing immigration landscape and growing demand.

  • Strategizing with OnlineVisas
  • The Briefing Process
  • Our Technology and Success Rate
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    Employers hire unauthorized people many times without any knowledge of an employee's real legal status. However, there are measures business owners can take to ensure employees are authorized to work in the US.

  • How to start creating a compliant work place.
  • Actual vs. constructed knowledge of work authorization.
  • I-9 audits
  • Raids vs. site visits
  • Working with I.C.E.
  • Corporate Immigration Compliant programs
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    September 6, 2019 13 min
    In this episode, we discuss the ins and outs of bringing business, investments and people to the United States. We cover: * The L1 visa and how it can lead to the EB1-3 Permanent Residency Visa. * EB5 investment projects and changes. * How to get an EB-3 and navigate the PERM or Labor Certification Process.
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    August 29, 2019 10 min

    Plus, how to develop a comprehensive immigration plan so that your company can hire the people it needs from around the world.

    We  go through different visa options with the company. For example:

  • The H3 for training programs.
  •  The J1 for trainees or interns.
  • The TN can be used for Canadians or Mexicans - that is a treaty NAFTA visa.
  • There are some exceptions to the H1B cap, the H1B1 for Singapore and Chile. 
  • The E3 for Australians and ma...
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    August 21, 2019 12 min

    What is happening at USCIS is a philosophy change that is a catalyst for structural change. 

    Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

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    5 Key Points from the new EB-5 Regulations:

  • Increase in the minimum Targeted Employment Area (TEA) investment from $500K to $900K.
  • Increase in the minimum non-TEA investment from $1M to $1.8M.
  • TEA's will be centrally designated by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • TEA's will only be able to include "directly adjacent" census tracts to the census tract of the project.
  • Effective Date: November 21, 2019 - Any I-526 petit...

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    There are several U.S. visa options available for entering the U.S. as an artist or entertainer.

    O1-B: Extraordinary Ability Visa

    P1-B Visa: for Entertainment Groups Recognized as Outstanding

    P3 Visa: for Culturally Unique Artists or Entertainers

    Touring in the U.S. and Issues with the B1 Visitor Visa

    The Changing Landscape of Immigration

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