Ever since President Donald J. Trump and his administration took office in January, the White House has taken a hardline stance on immigration. As such, employers must be prepared for certain adjustments to their laws they must abide by when hiring and employing immigrant workers.

One of these adjustments is the newly updated Employment Eligibility

USA_Passport_StampThere are a number of complicated legal issues foreign individuals will need to address before entering the United States or its territories—even if they are on a temporary nonimmigrant visa. The good news is that there are certain waivers for grounds of inadmissibility that can help to ease the process for foreign nationals.

Most of

Whenever your company is looking to hire new, internationally based employees, it’s important to be completely familiar with all of the federal regulations associated with employee eligibility. More specifically, you should be familiar with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which addresses information such as employment eligibility and non-discrimination against foreign workers.

Employee eligibility


J1 VisaThe United States and its territories are home to hundreds of thousands of immigrant doctors and other healthcare professionals. In fact, according to the Migration Policy Institute, about 26% of all physicians practicing within the United States immigrated to the country.

These immigrants are critically important to the U.S. healthcare system, and the Department of

h-1b-visa1It’s no April Fools—the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting petitions for H-1B visas on April 1.

As you may know, these visas allow foreign nationals to work in the United States on a temporary basis. An individual may be approved for an H-1B visa for up to three years at

state dept logoIn January, the U.S. Department of State implemented some key changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which may have an impact on individuals who have either traveled to or are joint nationals of several countries with known connections to global terror networks.

The VWP is designed to more easily facilitate travel to the United

US PassportFor foreign nationals who wish to become naturalized citizens of the United States, the process is often long and somewhat challenging, and applicants must meet a variety of requirements to qualify. One of the most complex sets of requirements, and one that makes a great deal of difference in the outcome of your application, relates

2015_eb-5It’s a fairly well known fact that obtaining U.S. residency can be a process rife with difficulty, including considerable expenses and time delays. For foreign investors interested in becoming permanent American residents, one useful route involves making investments in businesses or specific employment areas, and applying for an EB-5 visa.

The EB-5 visa program provides