New Immigration Policy Will Improve the Ability of US Employers to Hire and Retain Highly Skilled Workers

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My name is Shweta Khandelwal and I am the principal attorney at the law offices of Shweta Khandelwal. We practice immigration law and are based in San Jose, California, the heart of silicon valley. Immigration has amended its regulation that improves the ability of US employers to hire and retain highly skilled workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions and waiting to become a lawful permanent residence. The new rules will be effective starting January 17th, 2017 and so will not be impacted once the new government resumes office on January 20th.  These changes will offer a lot of flexibility to foreign employees especially those from India and China who have been in the United States for several years on H-1B visas because of the immigrant visa backlog. Contact our office, if you have any questions about the new rule and its applicability to yourself and your business. We would love to hear from you.