SmartWorks, LLC

Posted - 12/29/2016

SmartWorks, LLC., is a fast-growing software solutions company with its headquarters in New Jersey and offices in USA, Canada, and India. SmartWorks offers services in Staff Augmentation, Software Development, and IT Training.

iTech US, Inc

Posted - 12/29/2016

iTech US, Inc. is a nationally-renowned IT Consulting Firm with offices in Vermont, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, Montreal, and Hyderabad (India). iTech’s Core Values (Driven, Compassionate, Transparent, Integrity & Agility)

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Fragomen Immigration Firm Recommends Early Prep of H1-B Visa Applications

Posted - 12/28/2016

The immigration law firm Fragomen Worldwide has advised its clients to begin preparing for the FY 2018 H-1B filing season because the demand for H-1B quota numbers is expected to remain high next year. “Starting early will help ensure that your organization is ready when the filing period begins on April 3, 2017,” the alert reads. “It’s

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USCIS Releases New Form Versions, Effective Immediately, without prior notice

Posted - 12/28/2016

December 23, 2016, USCIS posted a large number of new form versions. The forms all have an effective date of December 23, 2016, and the website indicates that no other versions of the forms are acceptable, with the exception of Form I-129.  It appears USCIS is continuing to accept prior version of Form I-129. No

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Obama White House spurns appeal to shield “DREAMers” and green-card holders

Posted - 12/28/2016

Christmas Day passed with President Obama ignoring appeals by more than 100 advocacy organizations that co-signed a letter urging him to shield up to 200,000 lawful permanent residents from deportation by the incoming Trump administration. Administration spokesmen have indicated that there is no change in the position adopted last month, when the White House refused

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Trouble with green cards: Where’s the security?

Posted - 12/28/2016

A massive green-card screw-up detailed in an inspector general’s report more than suggests why “security” is not included in the formal name of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Over the past three years at least 19,000 green cards included incorrect information or were issued in duplicate, according to the Homeland Security IG’s report. There also

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H1B visa issue: What can India do?

Posted - 12/28/2016

In March this year, India dragged the US to WTO’s dispute settlement body against the latter’s measures imposing increased visa fees on certain applicants for L-1 and H-1B visa categories. India has stated that the move would impact Indian IT professionals. The dispute concerns US immigration laws which increased visa fees for certain temporary foreign

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Best practices to grow your technical career faster in the American IT sector!

Posted - 12/22/2016

  About the Author:  Kishore Khandavalli is the Founder and CEO of iTech US, Inc., a nationally-renowned IT Consulting Firm with offices in Vermont, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, Montreal, and Hyderabad (India).  iTech’s Core Values  (Driven, Compassionate, Transparent, Integrity & Agility) are the foundation of its success, with its primary focus of “Peace of Mind

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Employment Based Immigration: Focus on EB2 vs. EB3

Posted - 12/21/2016

  About the Author:  Sarah Pelud is the Lead Immigration Attorney overseeing the Compliance Division of iTech US, Inc., a nationally-renowned IT Consulting Firm with offices in Vermont, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, Montreal, and Hyderabad (India).  iTech’s Core Values  (Driven, Compassionate, Transparent, Integrity & Agility) are the foundation of its success, with its primary focus of

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H1B visa row in WTO may lead to trade retaliation against US

Posted - 12/20/2016

The Congressional report comes months after India dragged the U.S. to the WTO over imposing increased fees on H-1B and L-1 visas. A Congressional report has warned American lawmakers that if visa dispute between India and the U.S. moves to formal settlement phase, it could possibly result in a WTO-authorised trade retaliation against the U.S.