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February 2018 Visa Bulletin – Check-in with Charlie Oppenheim, Department of State 

EB-1 India and EB-1 China. Charlie expects these categories to remain current for the coming months, but the imposition of a final action date in the summer remains likely if the current rate of demand continues. EB-2 Worldwide. This category should remain current for the foreseeable future. EB-2 and EB-3 China. The [...]

By | 2018-01-26T21:11:50+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Visa Bulletin Information|0 Comments

Re-registration for El Salvador TPS Recipients

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced yesterday that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under El Salvador’s designation who want to maintain their status through the effective  termination date of Sept. 9, 2019, must re-register between Jan. 18, 2018, and March 19, 2018. Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization [...]

By | 2018-01-19T12:42:04+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Misc. Immigration News|0 Comments

H-1B Cap Season FY2019

It is time to start working on H-1B CAP cases. The filing period is the first 5 business days of April. Please contact my office as soon as possible so that we can initiate H-1B case preparation and have the case(s) ready to go the first of April.

By | 2018-01-10T22:15:31+00:00 January 11th, 2018|H-1B Updates|0 Comments

Important Update: USCIS Is Now Not Considering Changes to the H-1B Extension Rules

In a news update made available late yesterday, the McClatchy DC news service reported that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has stated that it not considering a regulatory change to the H-1B extension rules, as had previously been reported in a December 30, 2017 article by McClatchy DC. In particular, [...]

By | 2018-01-10T22:10:48+00:00 January 10th, 2018|H-1B Updates|0 Comments

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Considering Changes to H-1B Extension Rules

DHS is reportedly considering new regulations that would limit the ability of H-1B workers who are in the lawful permanent residence (LPR) process to obtain an extension of their H-1B status beyond the usual six-year limit of authorized stay. The reported proposal, which arises from President Trump’s “Buy American, Hire [...]

By | 2018-01-05T22:06:12+00:00 January 5th, 2018|H-1B Updates|0 Comments

January Visa Bulletin – Check-in with Charlie Oppenheim, Department of State 

Employment-Based Preference Categories EB-1 China and EB-1 India. These categories will remain current for the coming months, but the imposition of a final action date in the summer remains possible. EB-2 Worldwide. The final action dates for this category will remain current for the foreseeable future. EB-2 China and EB-3 China. No future projections provided by Charlie. [...]

By | 2017-12-22T17:18:58+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Visa Bulletin Information|0 Comments

TPS Renewal for Honduras

Current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Honduras’ designation who want to maintain that status through the current expiration date of July 5, 2018, must re-register between Dec. 15, 2017 and Feb. 13, 2018. Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documentation, have been published in the Federal Register and on www.uscis.gov/tps. All [...]

By | 2017-12-18T21:14:21+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Misc. Immigration News|0 Comments

TPS Renewal for Nicaragua

Current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Nicaragua’s designation who want to maintain that status through the program’s termination date of Jan. 5, 2019, must re-register between Dec. 15, 2017 and Feb. 13, 2018. Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documentation, have been published in the Federal [...]

By | 2017-12-18T21:08:53+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Misc. Immigration News|0 Comments