Thanksgiving dinner celebrations are at the core of U.S. history. As a secular holiday, it allows people from all backgrounds to get together and say thanks over a communal meal. Recent immigrants often reinterpret the meal by mixing the traditional aspects of the holiday with their own cultural touches. Here’s a roundup of immigrants celebrating Thanksgiving across the United States.
USCIS Final Rule Adds Greater Work Authorization Flexibility for Visa Holders and Green Card Applicants
The New Year will bring greater work authorization flexibility for foreign workers and their employers. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security published Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers, a final rule that modernizes the U.S. immigration system to help employers hire and retain global talent. The rule is slated to take effect Jan. 17, 2017.
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Our team is dedicated to improving our platform at every chance while keeping you in the loop of what’s changed. Check out all our improvements and fixes in our November release notes from the VISANOW product and development teams.
The December Visa Bulletin is now live. As the New Year approaches, we’re conducting a year-end review to study how priority dates have shifted throughout the year while looking to the future to forecast what’s ahead.
On Nov. 1, China launched a limited release of its unified work authorization application policy. The change is touted as a major overhaul of the previously regionally-based immigration program that will hopefully streamline the Chinese work permit application process. Now moving to a federal model administered by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA), the two current permit categories — the foreign work permit and the foreign expert certificate — will form into one program available to three occupation groups.
We had a great time at the TechServe Alliance 2016. And we took some great photos of all the fun we had at our booth. Can you find yours among the bunch? Feel free to download and share them with your friends and on your social media channels using #VISANOWLive.