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Reviews of visa applications may impact employment immigration

When people from another country come to California and other parts of the United States in order to pursue career opportunities, they can often receive visas that help them along the way. Employment immigration is an important area as it allows knowledgeable and beneficial individuals to provide the country with their expertise. However, as immigration policies continue to evolve, these visas could see changes.

Because immigration is such a hot-button issue, it is not surprising that certain areas pertaining to individuals entering the country are coming under closer scrutiny. In recent reports, it was indicated that employment visas are likely to gain more attention in terms of uses and approvals. Under the current administration's policies, hiring U.S. workers should apparently be the first step employers take when looking for candidates.

When it comes to hiring immigrant workers through the visa program, the administration wants those visas to only go to the most skilled individuals. Additionally, policies are under review in reported hopes that employment visas will not cause undue difficulties for American workers looking for employment. Now, each visa application will be subject to a more strenuous review and additional enforcement policies may come about.

The potential changes that could take place to current immigration law may have many individuals looking for answers. Parties who have relied on employment immigration visas and who look to obtain employment through such visas may feel particularly concerned. Individuals in California who wish to find out more information on possible law changes and current enforcement may wish to speak with experienced attorneys who are undoubtedly staying updated on potential modifications.

Source: biglawbusiness.com, "Outlook 2018: More Scrutiny, Enforcement for Employment Visas", Dec. 19, 2017

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