Cantey Hanger Immigration News Updates

“USCIS’ Denial Rates for H-1B Petitions Have Quadrupled”

Studies have shown that under the current administration, denials for H-1B petitions for new employees and continuing employees have quadrupled. Learn more: http://immigrationimpact.com/2019/11/08/uscis-h1b-new-denial-rates/?emci=931c1206-4a02-ea11-828b-2818784d6d68&emdi=d0de966c-5503-ea11-828b-2818784d6d68&ceid=4491871#.XcihkTNKhPa

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TPS EXTENSIONS

On Friday, November 1, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security announced a Federal Register notice extending the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the

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November 2019 Visa Bulletin News

Department of State’s Charlie Oppenheim’s Comments on November 2019 Visa Bulletin   The Employment-Based 1st preference categories (EB-1) will continue to advance at the pace previously

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OCTOBER VISA BULLETIN NEWS

The Department of State’s Charlie Oppenheim projects that the employment-based EB1 category will move up to 3 months for the worldwide and China categories, and

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STEM OPT EMPLOYER SITE VISITS

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has started to conduct site visits of employers who employ F-1 students on STEM Optional Practical Training.  Please visit

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