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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
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FY 2020 Cap Reached
USCIS Announces the FY 2020 H-1B Cap Reached.
United States
23 Apr 2019
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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
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Department Of Homeland Security Publishes Final Rule Regarding H-1B Pre-Registration Process
On January 31, 2019 DHS published the final rule for the electronic pre-registration of H-1B cap petitions and changed the order of selection of filings.
United States
6 Feb 2019
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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
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USCIS Extends And Expands H-1B Premium Processing Suspension
Effective September 11, 2018, USCIS will suspend Premium Processing for all H-1B petitions filed at the Vermont and California Service Centers until February 19, 2019 (excluding filings by cap-exempt employers)
United States
5 Sep 2018
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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
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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
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USCIS Suspends Premium Processing For Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions Beginning April 2, 2018
USCIS recently announced that the agency will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap beginning on April 2, 2018.
United States
22 Mar 2018
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DHS Releases Regulatory Agenda For 2018 - Major Changes Possible For H-1B, H-4, And F-1 Visa Holders
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its regulatory plan for 2018, which aligns with President Trump's Executive Order, Buy American Hire American.
United States
21 Dec 2017
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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
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Trump's Third Travel Ban Suspended In Part
Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have issued orders blocking major portions of President Trump's September 24, 2017 Presidential Proclamation.
United States
23 Oct 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Travel Ban Update: The United States Supreme Court Will Hear The Appeal Over President Donald Trump's Revised Travel Ban Next Term And Reinstates Parts Of The Ban
Shortly before its summer recess, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments on the Trump administration's revised travel ban against nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan...
United States
20 Jul 2017
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The United States Supreme Court Will Hear The Appeal Over President Donald Trumps Revised Travel Ban Next Term And Reinstates Parts Of The Ban
Source Preview Shortly before its summer recess, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments on the Trump administration's revised travel ban against nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia...
United States
18 Jul 2017
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