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Workers Needed: AIC Releases STEM Report

blog6.jpgOn June 14, 2017 the American Immigration Council (AIC) released a fact sheet on employment of foreign-born STEM workers in the U.S. Based on data collected by the American Community Survey, AIC found that nearly 1 in 5 STEM and STEM Plus--which includes the health and social sciences field--field positions were held by foreign-born workers. As these fields continue to grow, the need for foreign-born workers will also continue to grow.

STEM Immigration: Understanding New NIW Standards

blog15.pngGreat news for foreign nationals who are members of the science, technology, engineering, and medical research (STEM) professions: On December 26, 2017, the AAO issued a new framework for adjudicating National Interest Waiver (NIW) cases which vacates and replaces the standards previously established by Matter of New York State Dep't of Transp., 22 I&N Dec. 215 (Acting Assoc. Comm'r 1998). The major benefit of this change is that it creates a more flexible standard overall and creates more availability for entrepreneurs and self-employed foreign nationals.

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