I Wanted Permanent Residency on My Own Terms — and Quickly

I Wanted Permanent Residency on My Own Terms — and Quickly “I need a sedative.” That’s the text message I sent to my friends as I refreshed the screen of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website and saw that my EB-1A green card petition had been approved. From the moment I decided […]

How to Survive a Layoff Early in Your Career

How to Survive a Layoff Early in Your Career Say that one morning, you come into the office and attend your meeting as usual. When you dash for the exit after enduring rounds of boring status updates, you are stopped by the HR manager. You know something is wrong. When you’re told that due to […]

Navigating Your Job Search as a Creative with H-1B Visa

Navigating Your Job Search as a Creative with H-1B Visa After numerous mishaps while working with a small law firm hired by one of my previous employers two years ago, winning the notorious H-1B lottery was the biggest relief to my endless panic attacks waking up every morning thinking that I would have to pack up and […]