Good news! Premium process is now available for all H-1B petitions.
USCIS has indicated it will Resume Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitions by October 3. Stay tuned for updates.
EB-1 China and EB-1 India. These categories will become current again in October. These categories are expected to remain current for the foreseeable future, although a final action date will likely again be imposed at some point later in the fiscal year. EB-2 Worldwide. As anticipated, this category becomes current again on October [...]
On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation, titled "Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats," establishing a new travel ban with visa restrictions on Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. Restrictions [...]
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year year (FY) 2018 cap. Premium processing has also resumed for the annual 20,000 additional petitions that are set aside to hire workers with a U.S. master’s degree or higher educational [...]
Applicants must submit entries for the 2019 diversity visa lottery electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov between 12:00 pm (ET) on October 3, 2017, and 12:00 pm (ET) on November 7, 2017.
There has been recent news that affects some TPS recipients. If you live in the Sixth or Ninth Circuits (TN, KY, OH, MI, AK, HI, AZ, CA, NV, ID, OR, WA, or MT), you may be eligible to apply for adjustment of status to permanent residence without having to depart the U.S. [...]
USCIS has stated that it anticipates resuming premium processing for H-1B petitions on or before October 3, 2017. It can’t happen soon enough.
Recently, E-Verify released a redesigned participation poster. The new poster informs current and prospective employees of their legal rights, responsibilities, and protections in the employment eligibility verification process. The poster is now available in English and Spanish as one poster. As stated in the E-Verify User Manual, employers must replace [...]
While the Trump Administration announced the end of DACA today, September 5, 2017, there is a six month window (to March 5, 2018) during which Congress must act to protect those who now hold DACA status. Contact your representatives to express your support for DACA! Nobody's DACA status will be revoked [...]