Hiring an international student can be uncharted territory for many employers. Berd & Klauss, PLLC, Manhattan’s knowledgeable immigration law firm, offers some insight into this area:
Millions of immigrants dream of attaining American citizenship and all the rights and responsibilities it entails. The process of naturalization is long and complex, which is why many rely on the advice of a skilled immigration lawyer, who will ensure the proper steps are followed and all documentation is submitted correctly.
For the past two years, immigration law officials have suspended premium processing for new H-1B visa petitions to make the workload more manageable. However, USCIS has recently announced that expedited service will be available to new applicants filing in the FY2020 lottery, as well as those petitioning for a change in status. To effectively manage the influx of petitions, USCIS will be instituting a two-phase system, beginning on April 1, 2019.
In 2011, the Department of Homeland Security granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to refugees from South Sudan, due to the armed conflict and other extraordinary conditions ravaging the country. Because those dangers have not subsided, on March 8 immigration law officials announced an 18-month extension of its TPS designation, which was scheduled to end in early May. Any beneficiaries who wish to take advantage of this extension must re-register with United States Citizens and Immigration Services.