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USCIS Announces New Electronic Registration Process for the 2021 H-1B Cap Season

On December 6, 2019, USCIS announced that it will start to implement an electronic registration portion to the FY 2021 H-1B registration process. The new process will apply to all H-1B cap subject petitions, including those that are eligible for adva… Read More
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DHS Announces TPS Extension for Six Countries

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the following countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nepal, and Sudan.  The validity of Employment Authorization Documents, Form… Read More
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USCIS to Increase Premium Processing Fee

Starting on December 2, 2019, USCIS will increase the premium processing fee for certain employment based petitions. The fee will rise from $1,410 to $1,440 for the Form I-129 (Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker) and Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for… Read More
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New H-1B Cap Registration Process

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established a new mandatory electronic registration process for H-1B petitions in the 2021 Fiscal Year. This applies to employers seeking to sponsor beneficiaries under the regular cap or advanced degree… Read More
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DOS Releases Instructions for the 2021 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

The U.S. Department of State has announced that the online registration period for the 2021 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2021) will begin on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time.  The registration period will end on Tuesday, No… Read More
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USCIS Aims to Decrease Processing Times for N-400 and I-485 Applications

In an attempt to decrease processing times for N-400, Application for Naturalization, and I-485, Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status, USCIS will move some cases to different field offices that are outside the normal jurisdicti… Read More
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Visa Applicants Now Required to Disclose Social Media Accounts

Foreign nationals are now required to disclose 5 years of their social media history, email addresses, and phone numbers when applying for a U.S. visa. This is a result of a new policy that continues the Trump administration’s focus on extreme… Read More
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USCIS Completes Data Entry for the 2020 Fiscal Year H-1B Petitions

USCIS has finished inputting data for all 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those chosen under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. They will start sending back all H-1B petitions that were not selected. Because of the large number of H-1B ca… Read More
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NC District Court Enjoins USCIS Unlawful Presence Policy

A North Carolina District Court judge issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from implementing the USCIS policy enunciated in its memo entitled “Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonim… Read More
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FY2020 H-1B Cap Reached and US Master's Degree Selection Completed

On April 10, USCIS completed the process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated regular cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption for fiscal year (FY) 2020. After completing the random selection process for the regular… Read More
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Dec
10
On December 6, 2019, USCIS announced that it will start to implement an electronic registration portion to the FY 2021 H-1B registration process. The new process will apply to all H-1B cap subject petitions, including those that are eligible for adva… Read More
Nov
5
The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the following countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nepal, and Sudan. The validity of Employment Authorization Documents, Form… Read More
Oct
31
Starting on December 2, 2019, USCIS will increase the premium processing fee for certain employment based petitions. The fee will rise from $1,410 to $1,440 for the Form I-129 (Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker) and Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for… Read More