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October 2019 Visa Bulletin Update
India will inch forward to May 12, 2009. All other countries will become current.
United States
2 Oct 2019
August 2019 Visa Bulletin Shows Extensive Retrogression Across Employment-Based Categories
All countries, besides China and India, will retrogress by nearly two-and-a-half years to January 1, 2017.
United States
23 Jul 2019
Congress Considers Removing Country Caps For Employment-Based Immigrant Visas And Proposes Changes To H-1B Visa Program
On July 10, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019, by a vote of 365 to 65.
United States
15 Jul 2019
New State Department Social Media Requirement Expected To Cause Delays
Foreign nationals are now required to provide a five-year history of social media usernames, telephone numbers, and email addresses when applying for U.S. nonimmigrant or immigrant visas.
United States
21 Jun 2019
DHS Spring Regulatory Agenda Projects Changes To H-1B Visas, The Rescission Of H-4 Work Authorization, Increased Fees, And More
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released its spring 2019 regulatory agenda, highlighting the agency's rulemaking priorities through 2019.
United States
18 Jun 2019
USCIS Provides Updates Regarding Premium Processing For FY 2020 Cap Cases
USCIS began processing those requests on May 20, 2019.
United States
17 Jun 2019
Who's Running USCIS? (Beltway Buzz, June 7, 2019)
The Buzz was away last week, so we didn't get a chance to comment on the departure of L. Francis Cissna from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
United States
11 Jun 2019
June 2019 Visa Bulletin Shows Two-Year Retrogression For EB-1 India
Below is a summary of the three primary employment-based preference categories and the changes to each, if any, since the May 2019 Visa Bulletin was published.
United States
28 May 2019
President Proposes New Merit-Based Green Card System
On May 16, 2019, President Donald Trump outlined, in broad strokes, his new immigration plan. The proposal delineates two primary goals: securing the U.S. border and protecting American workers.
United States
23 May 2019
DHS Announces That It Will Issue 30,000 Additional H-2B Visas In Response To High Demand
This means that only "returning workers" who previously held an H-2B visa are eligible.
United States
22 May 2019
Judge Orders Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Blocking Enforcement Of Automatic Accrual Of Unlawful Presence
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the enforcement of the Trump administration's August 2018 policy memorandum that changed when ...
United States
17 May 2019
EEO-1 Appeal (Beltway Buzz, May 10, 2019)
But lest you think Dhillon's arrival will allow the Commission to halt the restarted EEO-1 reporting train, think again.
United States
14 May 2019
Trump Administration Focuses On Deterring Visa Overstays
President Donald J. Trump has issued a memorandum aimed at reducing the number of visa overstays in the United States.
United States
7 May 2019
State Department Warns Of Possible EB-1 Retrogression For China And India
The Visa Bulletin provides monthly updates to foreign nationals waiting in line to adjust their status to lawful permanent resident.
United States
25 Apr 2019
USCIS Plans Closure Of International Field Offices
This will not be the first time USCIS has closed international field offices.
United States
22 Apr 2019
Now We Wait: What To Keep In Mind After Filing An H-1B Petition With USCIS
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has completed the selection process for H-1B cap subject petitions filed for fiscal year (FY) 2020.
United States
16 Apr 2019
Potential Challenges For Canadian L-1 Visa Applicants Presenting Renewal Petitions At Ports Of Entry
Petitioning employers and Canadian L-1 visa applicants may want to take precautions before the applicants travel to a land POE or preclearance airport to request an L-1 visa renewal.
5 Apr 2019
Taking Inventory: Insights On The April Visa Bulletin
Each month, foreign nationals await timely announcements from the U.S. Department of State's Visa Bulletin and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to determine whether they are eligible to move forward ...
United States
3 Apr 2019
USCIS Issues Top 10 Reasons For H-1B Requests for Evidence
The reasons are listed from most common to least common.
United States
28 Mar 2019
USCIS Announces Staggered Premium Processing For FY 2020 Cap Cases
Premium processing for all other cap-subject H-1B petitions will not begin until at least June of 2019.
United States
27 Mar 2019
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