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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 I-… 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, Nove… 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 I-… 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