In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has seen a significant number of labor shortages across many industries, resulting in empty grocery stores and retail shelves, rising inflation, and reduced store hours despite increased consumer spending. The difficulty in finding and retaining workers could be attributed to the significant decline in foreign-born… Read More

Although many American retailers start filling the shelves with Christmas paraphernalia long before Halloween closes out, Thanksgiving is the event that typically kicks off the holiday season in the United States. Thanksgiving sets the tone for the weeks to come with a celebration of food, family, and giving thanks for what we are grateful for. … Read More

In most cases, when petitioning for an employment-based visa, the petitioner must have a job offer or is currently working for a US-based company. To waive that requirement, the petitioner can apply for a national interest waiver, a type of special permission to seek employment based on the petitioner’s skills and expertise being in the… Read More

Your wedding or engagement to a US citizen is a time of celebration and excitement as you plan your new life together. Your new life as a married couple may also involve plans to live in the United States for some international couples. Whether you decide to apply for a K-1 fiancee visa or a… Read More

Every country has its own set of rules, values, and culture. These rules vary depending on region, religion, and political viewpoint. Understanding the culture will help to build relationships, present opportunities, and aid your transition to living and working in a new country. As much as culture plays a large part in day-to-day interactions, it… Read More

As a new resident of the United States, you’ll soon discover that you will need a social security number (SSN) to apply for a loan, own a home, apply for most jobs, and obtain a driver’s license in some states. Created in 1935 to track the earning history of the U.S. workforce, the social security… Read More

Welcome to the United States, the land of opportunity. There is a famous saying in the United States – “Location, Location, Location.” Coined by real estate mogul Harold Samuel in the 1940s, this phrase speaks to the most essential aspect of choosing a property – location. Location is also significant when it comes to opportunities… Read More

Immigrant-owned businesses create jobs and contribute to the economy. They also pave the way for the owners in a country where employment opportunities may be limited for non-native residents. It takes courage and tenacity to come to a country where the culture and language are challenging and create business opportunities in an unfamiliar environment. Given… Read More

Immigrant families in the United States have a positive impact on the U.S. economy and culture. For example, extended immigrant families and close-knit immigrant communities play a key role in contributing to the labor force, creating new businesses and providing the means and support for upward mobility.  If you are at least 21 years old… Read More