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20 06, 2020
The ITServe Alliance v. Francis Cissna Settlement: Major Changes in Requirements for H-1B Workers and Their Employers

A settlement agreement reached between ITServe Alliance and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) could mean drastic changes in the way the federal immigration agency adjud

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21 04, 2020
COVID-19 AND ITS EFFECTS ON H1B EMPLOYEES

The H-1B visa is not just the most popular nonimmigrant classification in the United States, it is also one of the categories with the most strin

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01 04, 2020
COURT HITS BACK AT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION H1B DECISIONS

On March 10, in the case of ITServe Alliance v. L. Francis Cissna, U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer invalidated several USCIS policies that caused H-1B

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14 02, 2020
Preparing for the FY2021 H-1B Cap-Subject Season

This year, we have a new electronic registration process in place, slated to begin on March 1, 2020. Therefore, the entire H-1B cap-season will begin a month earlier. E

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04 01, 2020
USCIS Implements New Electronic H-1B Registration Process

On December 6, USCIS completed the pilot testing phase of the new electronic H-1B registration process and will implement the electronic process for the next H-1B cap sea

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21 02, 2019
Department of Homeland Security Finalizes Merit-Based Rule for H-1B Program

On January 31, 2018, 2 months after proposing the merit-based rule for the H-1b program,

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24 05, 2018
H-1B Policy Memo Unlawful, Claims Lawsuit-

A lawsuit filed on May 1 with the US District Court for the District of New Jersey challenged the H-1b visa Third-Party Worksi

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02 05, 2018
H-1B Visa: Although Demand Is Still Strong, Number of H-1B Petitions for FY 2019 Drops

As announced by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, on April 12, for the second consecutive year, there has been a reduction in the number of H-1b petitions received by the USCIS. This Apr

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03 03, 2018
Rise in H-1b RFEs Affects U.S. Companies

In 2017, the number of RFEs (request for additional evidence) issued by USCIS have seen a significant increase, although the number of H-1b petitions barely increased, as revealed by USCIS data. Al

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27 04, 2017
Donald Trump Signs Executive Order On H1-B Visas To Buy American, Hire American

One of the main selling points of President Trump’s campaign was his vow to reduce the competition United States workers face in the job market. It comes as no surprise that on Tuesday, Presi

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