Illinois Republicans Support Immigration Reform

Illinois Republicans Embrace Immigration Reform

  As the national debate over immigration reform continues, the consensus among Illinois Republicans is that they support immigration reform. For some, that embrace is enthusiastic; for others, it is more cautious. Yesterday, at an event hosted by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, many of the marquee names among the Illinois Republicans made not only […]

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Keeping Customers Happy: Our First Quarter Net Promoter Score

First Quarter Net Promoter Score

Back in January, I wrote a blog post that summarized how VISANOW tracks customer satisfaction and uses Net Promoter Score (NPS)  to gauge our company’s performance. Our Q1 results are now in! Spoiler alert: we are very happy with the results. Calculating the Net Promoter Score To calculate our company-wide NPS, I combine all surveys […]

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The White House Proposes Letting H-4 Visa Holders Work

During the inaugural meeting of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE), President Obama proposed new rules that would make the United States more attractive to foreign entrepreneurs: including one that would allow H-4 visa holders to work while in the United States. The Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship is headed by Secretary of Commerce […]

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The May 2014 visa bulletin has been released. Family-Sponsored Visas Family visas or green card petitions are segmented into different priority levels. Applicants with U.S. citizen family petitioners will have priority over those with family members who only have green cards. The different types of family-sponsored visa categories are roughly as follows: F1: The unmarried sons […]

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VISANOW Presents: H-1B Alternatives

As expected, this year’s H-1B cap closed soon after it opened. However, there are H-1B alternatives available to HR professionals and their employees. VISANOW’s very own Matt Hellrung and Jenny Terlinden will be hosting a Google Hangout on Air to discuss these H-1B alternatives. As an attorney and the Manager of Legal Services, Matt has […]

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USCIS Announces That The H-1B Cap Has Been Reached

As expected, the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2015 has been reached. On Monday, The USCIS  announced ”it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015.  USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U. S. advanced degree exemption.” […]

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Here is a wrap up of what happened in immigration reform news this past week: Immigration Reform on the Record While many wait for the House to begin voting on immigration reform, there was a small procedural vote on Wednesday. While the House Budget Committee met to discuss the budget, Rep. Tony Cárdenas, (D-CA) introduced […]

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