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. [...]

By | 2018-03-20T22:36:55+00:00 March 20th, 2018|H-1B Updates|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

Potentially Very Bad News for H-4 EAD Holders

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-21T11:41:20+00:00 November 21st, 2017|H-1B Updates|0 Comments

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Visas

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 [...]

By | 2017-09-19T11:45:23+00:00 September 18th, 2017|H-1B Updates|0 Comments