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How a rule change is affecting immigrant visa applications

New York residents may be interested in learning about a rule change that has led to an increase in cases of individuals who felt they qualified for a U.S. immigrant visa being denied. Some of these individuals previously entered into the United States illegally but now have family members who are U.S. citizens and willing to pledge financial support for them if necessary. These individuals may also have letters from employers guaranteeing them a high-paying job.

The reason why these individuals are having their visas denied is because officials claim that the applicants may become a drain on U.S. taxpayers and require financial assistance from the government in the future. Being perceived as potential 'public charges" has led to a number of would-be immigrants, especially those attempting to enter from Mexico, being denied visas.

What routes do highly-educated immigrants have for working in the U.S.?

The U.S. is a much sought after destination for highly skilled workers looking for career and professional opportunities. What options do highly-educated foreign nationals have for getting authorization to live and work in the U.S.?

Does the proposed new H-1B rule conflict with current law?

H-1B visas are the vehicle for thousands of foreign-born workers to legally find high-skilled work in the U.S. every year. Most of them work in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), where American employers grapple with worker shortages.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) now proposes to change the way they handle H-1B visa petitions. Some argue the proposed changes conflict with current immigration law.

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