If you are an immigrant living in California who wishes to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, you likely already know that you will need to pass a naturalization test as part of the process. The first step entails scheduling an initial interview with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services after filling out an interview application.
If President Trump acts on his threat to close the border between the U.S. and Mexico, it will undoubtedly affect those seeking immigration between the two countries. What you might not realize is that a border closing will have an impact on California businesses as well.
The H-1B visa program allows U.S. employers to employ certain foreign workers. April 1, 2019, was the first day U.S. employers could file a cap-subject H-1B petition for a foreign worker for the 2020 federal fiscal year. While the federal government has not yet released filing numbers, there is a good chance that it accepted enough petitions to fill the 65,000 available slots.