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Significant USCIS Processing Delays Causing Concern And Harm To Employers And Their H-1B Workers
Processing of H-1B extensions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) continue to be extraordinary slow, at both the Vermont and California Service Centers.
United States
23 Feb 2016
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DOS Harms Thousands By Revising October Visa Bulletin
For the DOS to make this change will likely cause financial damage to these would-be permanent resident applicants, not to mention emotional hardship and distress.
United States
7 Oct 2015
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USDOS And USCIS Announce Significant New Procedures To Allow Permanent Residence Applications To Be Filed Prior To Visa Availability
There has been a hugely significant development in the procedures of determining when a preference visa-based application for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence may be filed.
United States
15 Sep 2015
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USCIS Ombudsman Confirms That Employers Face Significant And Unfair Hurdles In Getting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Petitions Approved
The U.S. immigration services (USCIS) Ombudman's report to Congress for 2015 confirms what many employers and their representatives already knew...
United States
26 Aug 2015
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EB-5 Regional Center Program Up For Reauthorization
Once again the EB-5 Regional Center, which has been a "pilot program" since its inception in 1992, is up for reauthorization. It currently "sunsets" on September 30, 2015.
United States
26 Aug 2015
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DOS Visa Guru Explains September Retrogression – Makes Predictions For Visa Availability In FY 2016
EB-2 China and India both retrogress significantly for September, 2015. Mr. Oppenheim attributes this to "skyrocketing" demand for EB-2 Worldwide visas.
United States
26 Aug 2015
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Final Guidance On H-1B Worksite Location Changes Issued By USCIS
In this draft guidance, USCIS indicated that this new H-1B amendment approach was to be applied retroactively to location changes made prior to the Simeio decision and prior to the issuance of the guidance.
United States
26 Aug 2015
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USCIS Provides L-1B Adjudications Policy
The L-1B nonimmigrant visa category for "specialized knowledge" intracompany transferee employees has been much maligned in the press and in Congress over the past several years...
United States
26 Aug 2015
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USCIS Issues Guidance On When To File Amended H-1B Petition After The Simeio Solutions Decision – Gives Employers Until 8/19/2015 To Comply
Earlier this month we sent out a client alert concerning the Simeio Solutions decision issued by the immigration service's Administrative Appeals Office.
United States
29 May 2015
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Significant Development For Employers Of H-1B Workers - Change Of Worksite Triggers Need For New LCA And Amended Petition
This decision is not without controversy. Not only can the filing of amended H-1B petitions be expensive, considering the legal fees, government filing fees, and manpower time the employer must spend.
United States
19 May 2015
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Tips To Locate And Print Automated Form I-94 And Travel History
The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has fully implemented its program to automate Form I-94 at all air and sea ports.
United States
3 Mar 2015
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H-1B Season Is Fast Approaching - Time To Get Those Petitions Ready
The H-1B filing period for FY2016 is quickly approaching. On April 1, 2015, the immigration service (USCIS) will begin accepting petitions for a start date of no earlier than October 1, 2015.
United States
3 Mar 2015
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Update On Immigration Executive Actions
It is important to note that those who were granted DACA already under the program implemented in 2012 are in no way affected by this ruling, so they should apply for their DACA renewal as planned.
United States
3 Mar 2015
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March Visa Bulletin Sees Huge Jump For EB-2 India - Not Much For Others
EB-3 Worldwide moves 5 months to 01JUN2014, while EB-3 China moves 7 weeks to 22OCT2011 and EB-3 India moves 1 week to 01JAN2004.
United States
3 Mar 2015
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H-4 Spouse Work Authorization Rule Approved
DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept employment in the United States.
United States
2 Mar 2015
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