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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
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
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
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
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
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
USCIS Receives 199,000 H-1B Cap Petitions And Completes Lottery Process
USCIS completes the lottery process and receives 199,000 H-1B cap petitions.
United States
25 Apr 2017
H-1B Quota Reached - 04/07/2017
On April 7, 2017, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received sufficient H-1B petitions to meet both the Master's and regular H-1B quotas (or "caps") for Fiscal Year 2018, which begins on October 1, 2017.
United States
18 Apr 2017
New Department Of State Cable Implements Extreme Vetting Measures
New DOS cable instructs U.S. consular posts to identify population groups for tougher visa screening, which will likely lead to increased processing times.
United States
4 Apr 2017
Brexit Process To Begin On March 29
On March 29, 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May will invoke Article 50, initiating the formal two-year negotiation process for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
29 Mar 2017
USCIS Suspends H-1B Premium Processing Beginning April 3, 2017
USCIS recently announced that the agency will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions beginning on April 3, 2017.
United States
16 Mar 2017
Revised Travel Ban: President Trump Signs New Executive Order
Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order temporarily restricting certain foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entry into...
United States
15 Mar 2017
UK Government To Implement Immigration Skills Charge
The UK government will introduce an "Immigration Skills Charge" in April 2017 that will substantially increase the cost for companies to sponsor Tier 2 workers in the UK.
1 Mar 2017
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Halt On Trump Administration's Travel Ban
A three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Trump administration's motion to reinstate the travel ban.
United States
22 Feb 2017
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