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Changing employers with an H-1B visa

Employment duration is evolving. No longer is employment a lifelong commitment between an employee and an employer. Workers move from one job to another in search of higher compensation, career advancement and a better work-life balance. The average worker changes jobs ten or more times during his or her career. Workers with employment-based visas are no different.

Can a broken tail light land you in a Texas detainment center?

The United States is a nation of immigrants. A brief review of industrial revolution history shows the significant role immigrants played in the building of a new, powerful and progressive society and business world. Life was seldom easy for those crossing the nation's borders from abroad. Prejudices between ethnicities and conflict among the social classes added to daily burdens of trying to put food on the table and survive.

What is adjustment of status, and what are the steps in the process?

Under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, there are two avenues for immigrants to acquire status as a permanent resident. One avenue, known as consular processing, allows those outside the United States to acquire a visa overseas which allows them to come to the United States as a permanent resident.

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