Starting April 2, 2018, USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap. USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all FY 2019 cap-subject petitions, including petitions seeking an exemption for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher. This suspension is expected to last until Sept. [...]
USCIS does not anticipate that premium processing will be suspended for non-cap H-1B petitions; however, there may be a brief suspension of premium processing for H-1B cap-subject petitions.
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.
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, [...]
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 [...]
The San Francisco Chronicle reports on plans by the Trump administration to overturn a rule allowing the spouses of H-1B holders, who hold H-4 visas, to receive work permits. DHS is currently facing a lawsuit challenging the right of H-4 visa holders to work in the United States, but the administration has delayed the decision [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.