Immigration Blog

Why Immigrants Make a Big Impact for Small Businesses

By |May 4, 2016|

As a small business owner, return on investment is top of mind. One of your biggest (and most important) investments is in the team of people you work alongside every day – so it’s important to hire smart.

Should HR Snoop? Establishing employee privacy guidelines

By |April 27, 2016|

If your organization is like most, employee information is stored in multiple programs and devices, creating a trove of data made up of personal information, internet history and private conversations.

Attorney Q&A Series: the green card process

By |April 25, 2016|

You ask, we answer. In this installment of our attorney Q&A series, we’ve enlisted Karen Gillespie, an attorney from Global Immigration Associates (VISANOW’s exclusively retained law firm) to answer some of the most pressing green card process questions, collected from the attendees of our recent How to Master the Green Card Process webinar.

May 2016 Visa Bulletin Update

By |April 19, 2016|

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its May 2016 Visa Bulletin. For more information regarding the format, read Introducing the new Visa Bulletin.

DACA/DAPA Update: U.S. Supreme Court reviews United States vs. Texas as nearly 5 million face deportation

By |April 18, 2016|

Today was the first day that the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the United States vs. Texas case brought forth by the state of Texas questioning Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Pool of H-1B cap petitions barely grows, signaling distrust

By |April 14, 2016|

Faith in the H-1B visa program may be diminishing as applications for the temporary worker immigration program slow significantly compared to the program’s historic trend.

HR Tech Series: 3 game-changing performance management tools

By |April 8, 2016|

Is your performance management and goal review process outdated?

If the feedback collection system involves a spreadsheet form, bi-yearly reviews and manager assessments, then the answer is a resounding yes.

USCIS reaches H-1B cap in 7 days — yet again

By |April 7, 2016|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this afternoon that it has reached its FY 2017 cap of 85,000 H-1B Person in Specialty Occupation visa petitions, including the 20,000 reserved for advanced degrees.

Foreign national talent is within reach — here’s how to find it

By |March 30, 2016|

Developing a foreign national talent pool can seem intimidating. But there are lots of highly skilled, highly motivated workers from all over the world who are perfect candidates for your tough-to-fill positions. You just need to know where to look, and how to recognize the best fit for your organization.

What’s the next billion-dollar startup? Ask an immigrant 

By |March 25, 2016|

Work hard, and you’ll achieve your goals: It’s a narrative fundamental to American culture. But for immigrants, the weight is far greater — often, success is tied to their family’s survival. And this key distinction provides the fuel that has propelled U.S. immigrants to greatness.