Updated guidelines for employment-based immigration

Recently released guidelines from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services may prove helpful for individuals who are seeking certain types of employment-based green cards. Skilled individuals and highly trained workers in specialized fields play a critical role in the U.S. economy, but it has been especially difficult to secure H1-B visas over the past few years. This new guidance may make it easier for deserving and qualified individuals to enter and work in Louisiana and other places in the United States.

Possible improvement to the immigration system

One of the reasons why it has been remarkably difficult to secure H1-B visas over the last few years relates, in part, to pandemic-related shutdowns and slowdowns. Office closures and low staffing made it difficult to process visa applications in a timely manner. This new guidance may be positive news for those who currently have H1-B visas or are waiting for employment-based green cards.

Eligible applicants could qualify for employment authorization documents, which would preserve their ability to work in the United States. This would be an option for those facing compelling circumstances after termination, such as extenuating hardship. An EAD is considered a temporary stop-gap measure for those in particularly difficult situations.

Pursuing immigration goals

The U.S. immigration system can be difficult and confusing, especially for those who are pursuing specific employment goals. If an applicant is seeking an H1-B visa, he or she will benefit from having experienced legal guidance at every step. By working with an experienced Louisiana attorney, it may be easier to avoid complications with the immigration system.