News & Updates

25 05, 2019
Court Temporarily Stops USCIS from Enforcing Accrual of Unlawful Presence Policy Change

On May 3, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that temporarily stops the USCIS from impleme

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19 03, 2019
March 2019 Visa Bulletin Check-in: Predictions and Insights

For the March bulletin, DOS’s Charles Oppenheim who is the Chief of the Visa Control & Reporting Division provided forecasts and insights on the move

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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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18 01, 2019
Government Shutdown Enters Fourth Week: Effect on Immigration

Conclusion

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28 12, 2018
January 2019 Visa Bulletin: Predictions and Insights

Each month, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim - Chief of the Visa Control and Re

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11 12, 2018
December 2018 Visa: Predictions and Insights

Every month, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim - Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, provides

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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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02 11, 2018
November 2018 Bulletin: For the Second Month Running, USCIS Will Use Filing Dates As Cutoff for Both Family-Sponsored and Employment-Based Preference Filings

For the second consecutive month, both employment-based filings and family sponsored fillings will use the dates for filing charts. The last time this happened was 2 ye

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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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