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USCIS Reaches The H-1B Advanced Degree Cap For FY2020, Conducts Lottery
On April 10, 2019, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) received sufficient H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 H-1B visa quota for U.S. advanced degree holders (or "master's cap")
United States
30 Apr 2019
FY 2020 Cap Reached
USCIS Announces the FY 2020 H-1B Cap Reached.
United States
23 Apr 2019
USCIS Announces New Version Of Form I-539, Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, Which Includes Significant Changes
Seyfarth Synopsis: On February 11, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it revised Form I-539 and that the new version will be released on March 11, 2019.
United States
21 Feb 2019
USCIS Proposes Electronic Preregistration And Reversal Of Lottery Selection Order For H-1B Cap
Each year, employers and their foreign national employees seeking an initial grant of H-1B status may file petitions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS")...
United States
12 Dec 2018
H-1B Work Permit Filings: Will You Beat The Cap? - November 19, 2018
Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers need to identify as soon as possible any current employees and employment candidates who may require H-1B work permit sponsorship before October 1, 2020 ...
United States
22 Nov 2018
USCIS Policy Memo Significantly Changes Unlawful Presence Issues For F, J, And M Nonimmigrants
Nonimmigrants in F, J, and M visa status should ensure that they take no actions to violate their status, as they could inadvertently trigger unlawful presence and jeopardize future status in the United States.
United States
30 May 2018
USCIS Completes The H-1B Cap Random Selection Process For FY 2019
Seyfarth Synopsis: USCIS completes the lottery process and received 190,098 H-1B cap petitions.
United States
17 Apr 2018
Possible Government Shutdown: Immigration Consequences For Employers And Their Foreign National Employees
If Congress cannot resolve FY2018 funding issues by December 8, 2017, resulting in a federal government shutdown, it will have a ripple effect on employers, both large and small ...
United States
4 Dec 2017
Premium Processing Resumes For All H-1B Petitions
On October 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that effective immediately it would resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions.
United States
11 Oct 2017
Presidential Proclamation Sets New Restrictions On Travel To The United States
Country-specific travel restrictions will impact nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela.
United States
2 Oct 2017
Premium Processing Resumes For Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B Cap Petitions
USCIS temporarily suspended premium processing of all H-1B petitions on April 1, 2017 with the stated goal of addressing significant backlogs in case processing.
United States
25 Sep 2017
Dream Over? Trump Administration Announces Plans To Phase Out DACA
The President's tweet confirmed Sunday's reports that the Trump administration will move forward with plans to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program...
United States
15 Sep 2017
USCIS Will Deny Pending Advance Parole Applications When Green Card Applicants Travel Internationally
The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has reversed its longstanding practice and will begin to deny Advance Parole (AP)...
United States
5 Sep 2017
U.S. Department Of State Temporarily Suspends Nonimmigrant Visa Applications In Russia
As of August 23, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has temporarily suspended processing of Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) applications filed in Russia
United States
30 Aug 2017
Premium Processing Resumes For Cap-Exempt H-1B Employers
USCIS temporarily suspended premium processing of H-1B petitions on April 1, 2017. USCIS implemented the temporary hold to address significant backlogs in case processing.
United States
9 Aug 2017
Employers Must Use New I-9 By September 18, 2017
Seyfarth Synopsis: USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9 that employers must use to verify identity and employment authorization of new hires effective September 18, 2017.
United States
28 Jul 2017
Extreme Vetting Measures To Include Questionnaires Asking For Detailed Travel History And Social Media Information
As part of the Trump Administration's extreme vetting efforts, certain visa applicants will now be required to complete a rigorous supplemental questionnaire prior to visa issuance.
United States
4 Jul 2017
Trump Administration Implements Extreme Vetting Measures For Certain Visa Applicants Requiring Detailed Travel History And Social Media Information
The U.S. Department of State has recently issued a new supplemental questionnaire that will enable officers at U.S. Consulates and Embassies to carry out enhanced and burdensome screenings of certain applicants for nonimmigrant and immigrant visas to the U.S.
United States
4 Jul 2017
Canada Launches Global Skills Strategy To Fast-Track Short-Term Entry Of High-Skilled Workers
The Canadian government instituted a new, immediately effective Global Skills Strategy to facilitate entry of skilled workers.
United States
29 Jun 2017
Trump Administration Issues Buy American And Hire American Executive Order
The EO orders the Departments of State, Justice, Labor, and Homeland Security to propose new rules and issue new guidance to "protect the interests of U.S. workers" and "promote the functioning of the H-1B visa program."
United States
3 May 2017
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