House Bill Would Exempt Nonimmigrants with a U.S. Ph.D. in a “STEM” Field from Annual H-1B and Employment-based Legal Permanent Resident Caps

The bill (H.R. 2182) titled the “Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.’s from Leaving the Economy” (STAPLE) Act, was introduced in the House and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary on Thursday. While the full text of the bill is not ye… Read More
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Approved H-1Bs with October Start Date Can Begin Filing Visa Applications

The Department of State (DOS) can now begin processing visa applications for beneficiaries of approved H-1Bs with a 10/1/14 start date. Based on the authority under 9 FAM 41.53 N8.4(b), U.S. Consular posts have authority to issue visas up to 90 days… Read More
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