Patty N. Johnson

Writer, Editor & Content Marketer

Long-form articles, blog posts, educational guides, infographics, whitepapers, video scripts, webinar presentations, web ads, text ads, landing pages, email marketing and more.

Portfolio

Long-Form Guides

[Whitepaper] Skills Gap to Skills Surge
How foreign workers fuel talent pipelines
[Case Study] How Asurion Mastered the Immigration Process from the Inside Out
How to Create a 5-Year Employee Immigration Plan
Sponsoring foreign nationals for employment-based visas is rewarding, but can also be a big investment of time and financial resources — which makes employee retention more...

Infographics

H-1B Cap Season by the Numbers
The H-1B work visa cap has filled quickly in recent years, requiring thousands of unselected petitioners to refile the following season or find a viable alternative. As more...
IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEURSHIP: BY THE NUMBERS
Immigrants are often recognized for their entrepreneurial spirit. But exactly how much have they contributed to the U.S. economy? The National Foundation for American Policy...
When Will Courts Lift the Deferred Action Injunction?
The recent injunction on the new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) guidelines put a halt on many...

Articles

RFE Rates for L-1 Visas Continue to Rise
Last year, we reported on the high Request for Evidence (RFE) rate for the L-1B Intracompany Transfer for Employees With Specialized Knowledge work visa. The latest U.S.
Survey Forecasts STEM Recruiting Troubles to Continue in 2017
Good News: Jobvite's recently published Recruiter Nation Report 2016 indicates a healthy labor market as 69 percent of recruiters said their company's hiring increased in the...
H-1B Cap Season: Why You Should Prepare Applications Now
In less than five months on April 1, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) begins accepting applications for the H-1B Specialty Occupation visa - the most common...
How foreign nationals unlock greater ROI
Filling the skills gap is a well-known benefit of hiring foreign nationals. But international workers contribute more than their education and skill set - their unique...
Hiring Asylum Workers: What Employers Need to Know
Employing immigrants is more than seeking visa sponsorship for workers residing abroad. For many organizations, it involves hiring foreign nationals from many walks of life....
U.S. District Court validates 17-month OPT STEM extension until May 10
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has extended the F-1 Student visa's Optional Practical Training (OPT) for science, technology, engineering and mathematics...
A numbers game: the history of the H-1B work visa program
Every year around April 1, that number is top of mind for foreign nationals applying for work visas, as well as the employers who sponsor them. While U. S.
H-1B fee hike, Visa Waiver Program reform passed in omnibus bill
The omnibus appropriations bill that was signed into law on Friday altered multiple immigration programs. The spending measure provides discretionary funding for the government...
House votes to add security restrictions to Visa Waiver Program
In an overwhelming majority, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill tightening security restrictions of the Visa Waiver Program. Currently, nationals from 38 countries...
USCIS Provides Additional Guidance for L-1B's 'Specialized Knowledge' Requirement
Recently, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reported that the denial rate for L-1B visas, for intracompany transfers with specialized knowledge, hit a...
Is a co-working space right for your startup?
Startups can keep overhead low by operating in co-working centers that provide access to office space and business tools at a reduced cost. Rooted in tech startups, co-working...
Unearthing Boricuas in the Midwest
"We come from this real small, little island, but we're all over the world," Martin Soto, a Chicago-based artist, reveals in the opening segment of the trailer for Boricua en el...
Formulating a balance sheet: Assets, liabilities, and equity
A balance sheet represents the financial state of your business in an easy-to-digest format. It's often used as a report card of your company's value to help attract investors.
How Shrinking Oil Prices Impact Your Small Business | NFIB
A downturn in China's economy, the U.S. shale drilling resurgence and other shifting global factors have reversed the crude oil supply-and-demand scale, resulting in a dramatic...
From the Barrio to Broadway
A Brief History of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Tucked away in New York City's Lower East Side neighborhood is a venue that has been celebrating the work of a Puerto Rican and...

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