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When it comes to attaining new, skilled employees who show a lot of promise, companies don't care where they come from. What they do need to care about is making sure that every hire is done properly and is in compliance with the law. So when companies look abroad to recruit new talent, they need to make sure that every step they take is done so methodically and legally.

Employment visas are incredibly valuable for both parties involved in the visa. For the employer, they can bring in a talented person who will help their company grow. For the employee, they get a chance to realize their professional dreams while also having the opportunity to live in the United States. In addition, they can turn that employment-based visa into a chance at a permanent stay in the U.S.

Employment-based visas (or EB visas) come in a variety of forms. From EB-1 to EB-5, these visas all serve specialized functions. Some are for people of exceptional skill; some are for people who work in niche industries or areas; others still are for people with exceptional talent in athletics, the arts and business. These visas can help many people and many companies.


The newest U.S. president will be elected in just over a year. For worse and better, this means that American news outlets will be staying focused primarily on political issues and social issues that have become political. High on the list in both categories: immigration.

Regardless of party affiliation, the vast majority of Americans seem to agree with the idea that our nation's immigration system is broken. Just how it should be fixed is a matter of considerable debate, but it is clear that the system is not working well for anyone at the moment.

As just one example, consider a website called the Electronic Immigration System, or ELIS. This web platform is run by the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services. In theory, ELIS is a convenient way for individuals around the globe to create, submit and track their immigration benefit requests. This includes things like seeking extensions for non-immigrant visas. Unfortunately, how the website works in practice is very different from how it is supposed to function.

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