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USCIS Reaches The H-1B Advanced Degree Cap For FY2020, Conducts Lottery
On April 10, 2019, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) received sufficient H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 H-1B visa quota for U.S. advanced degree holders (or "master's cap")
United States
30 Apr 2019
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USCIS Extends And Expands H-1B Premium Processing Suspension
Effective September 11, 2018, USCIS will suspend Premium Processing for all H-1B petitions filed at the Vermont and California Service Centers until February 19, 2019 (excluding filings by cap-exempt employers)
United States
5 Sep 2018
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USCIS Suspends Premium Processing For Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions Beginning April 2, 2018
USCIS recently announced that the agency will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap beginning on April 2, 2018.
United States
22 Mar 2018
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Presidential Proclamation Sets New Restrictions On Travel To The United States
Country-specific travel restrictions will impact nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela.
United States
2 Oct 2017
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Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) Publishes Final Rule Improving Certain Employment-Based Immigrant And Nonimmigrant Visa Programs
Employers and foreign nationals should take note of critical changes to DHS' regulations impacting employment-based immigration for highly skilled workers.
United States
8 Dec 2016
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DOJ To Increase Fines For Immigration-Related Violations
New regulations will increase fines on U.S. employers for unlawfully employing foreign nationals and engaging in unfair employment practices related to immigration.
United States
12 Jul 2016
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STEM OPT Update: Program Remains Valid Through May 10, 2016
On January 23, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a motion to extend the stay of vacatur of the current STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) program...
United States
29 Jan 2016
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Final Reminder: Employers Using E-Verify: Get Ready To Download Your "Historic Records Report" By Year-End
U.S. employers enrolled in E-Verify -- the electronic system of employment eligibility verification -- should prepare to download and preserve all E-Verify data submitted to U.S. Citizenship...
United States
17 Dec 2015
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Employers Using E-Verify: Get Ready To Download Your "Historic Records Report" By Year-End
U.S. employers enrolled in E-Verify -- the electronic system of employment eligibility verification -- should prepare to download and preserve all E-Verify data submitted to U.S. Citizenship...
United States
21 Oct 2015
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UPDATE: Filing Date Retrogression: U.S. Department Of State Releases Revised Visa Bulletin For October 2015
On September 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released a revised Visa Bulletin for October 2015.
United States
2 Oct 2015
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U.S. Department Of State To Alter Visa Bulletin System
In accordance with President Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration proposed in November 2014, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) is expected to announce a new system for determining immigrant visa availability...
United States
13 Sep 2015
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District Court Vacates F-1 STEM OPT Rule And Provides DHS With Six Months To Cure Defect
On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle of the District of Columbia vacated the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) 2008 rule allowing F-1 students in the U.S.
United States
19 Aug 2015
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