News & Updates

10 10, 2019
H-1B: DHS Proposes Small Fee for New Electronic Registration System

In Nov. 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed changes to the H-1b program. The proposed changes were published in Jan. 2019 and finalized

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26 09, 2019
The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (H.R. 1044) Seeks to Remove Per Country Limitations

Earlier this year on July 12, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (H.R.

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12 04, 2019
DHS Seeks to End EAD for H-4 Dependent Spouses

On February 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a rule to end the H-4 EAD program (which allowed certain spouses of H-1b

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12 03, 2019
Preparing To File: H-1B Cap Petitions

With the H-1b cap season fast approaching, it is important for companies to start preparation towards the filing of H

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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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01 12, 2018
DOL updates LCA

On November 19, 2018, it became compulsory for employers to use the updated Labor Condition Application form if they seek to file H-1B, E-3, and H-1B1 petitions on behalf

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17 10, 2018
Partial Implementation of Updated Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear Begins On October 1

Earlier this year on June 28, the USCIS released an updated policy memo on NTAs that provides guidelines to when USCIS officers can issue Notice to Appear. An NTA, which

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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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