H1B Visa Denial – Why Diligent Paperwork Is Now More

It is not an uncommon fact that most H1B visas require extensive paperwork and takes at least a few weeks to get it all sorted. The H1B visa petitions are granted if it meets the “Specialty Occupation” requirement, that is, the occupation requires a minimum Bachelor’s degree in a specific field of study. A recent […]Read More

US firm pays $58,815 to two employees for H1B visa

As part of the latest crackdown by the Trump administration on H1B visas, a U.S. company has to pay $58,000 to two of its employees. This was as a result of a federal investigation that found the company guilty of violating H1B guidelines. This comes recently after four Indians were charged with H1B visa fraud. […]Read More

Donald Trump vs Barack Obama: Key deportation stats

Political pundits are always comparing the policies between the two administrations – Trump and Obama. With the entire nation’s focus on ICE raids and deportations, let’s look at how the two presidents have fared on this issue so far. Of course, Trump has been a president for only two years so the only data available […]Read More

Know your rights if ICE shows up at your doorstep

With reports of various Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids happening around the country, it’s important to know your rights if you are currently an undocumented immigrant in the USA. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lays out your rights if ICE agents come knocking at your doorstepRead More

More than 1,600 Express Entry candidates invited in Ontario’s first

Ontario’s first tech draw invited 1,623 Express Entry candidates with tech experience. The draw was held on July 12, 2019 and included candidates with CRS scores ranging from 439 to 459. These candidates are invited for Provincial Nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency, The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP) announced earlier this month that it would start […]Read More

Four Indians charged with H1B visa fraud in the USA

Four Executives of staffing companies based out of the USA were arrested on charges of fraudulently using the H1B program to gain an unfair advantage over competitors. The four executives are namely – Vijay Mane, 39, of Princeton (NJ); Venkataramana Mannam, 47, of Edison (NJ); Fernando Silva, 53, of Princeton (NJ) and Sateesh Vemuri, 52, […]Read More

New Canadian PR program: Announcing 3-year Permanent Residency For Agri-Food

A new pilot program commencing in early 2020 will allow workers in the agri-food sector to be eligible for Canadian permanent residency. This three-year pilot program will help employers in the agriculture and agri-food industry to attract and retain skilled workers in this profession. This will in turn help industries in the agri-food sector grow. […]Read More

All You Need To Know About OPT

You just graduated this fall and couldn’t be happier. Congratulations! Now that your studies have concluded, you’ll have to make a few visa arrangements to ensure your stay in the US. As an international student, you will have to file for something known as the Optional Practical Training (OPT). This is a temporary work permit […]Read More