News & Updates

09 09, 2015
Changes to Visa Bulletin Allow for Early Filing of Permanent Residence Applications

On September 9, 2015, the Department of State and USCIS jointly announced new procedures that will allow individuals who are stuck in the family-based and employment-based immigrant visa backlogs t

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12 05, 2015
Short-term placement of H-1B nonimmigrants

In continuance with our discussion on filing H-1b amended petition when there is change in work location, in some instances an employer is allowed to move his employee to a different work site

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11 04, 2015
New Guidance Filing Amended H-1b Petitions for change in work site

USCIS Guidance on When to File an Amended H-1B Petition after the Simeio Solutions Decision

On April 9, 2015, USCIS’ Administrative Appeal Office (AAO) issued a pre

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19 03, 2015
USCIS Alert: Premium Processing Temporarily Suspending for H-1B Extensions

Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015. During this time f

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12 01, 2015
DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is

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16 12, 2014
President announced Immigration Reform

On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocum

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20 08, 2014
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill and Its H-1B Provisions

The CIR bill was introduced in the Senate yesterday, if the bill passes in its current version it will kill the IT Consulting Business Model. Some of the important elements of the bill that ne

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12 08, 2014
Work Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependents – DHS

A welcome news for H-4 dependent spouses, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B principal workers would become eligible to work. Prior t

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12 07, 2014
USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap - Updates

USCIS announced on April 7 that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the lim

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