JANUARY 2017 VISA BULLETIN DOS & USCIS
DEPARTMENT OF STATE JANUARY 2017 VISA BULLETIN
FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED CATEGORIES
EB-1 REMAINS CURRENT WORLDWIDE
EB-2 WORLDWIDE REMAINS CURRENT
EB-2 Slow ADVANCEMENT FOR INDIA AND CHINA
EB-3 ONE MONTH ADVANCEMENT W...
UPDATE: NEWS ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ENTRY BAN
President Donald J. Trump has signed an executive order that suspends the entry of foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen to the United States for a period of 90 days, or through April 27, 2017. The order also reportedly suspends a worldwide program that exempted cer...
USCIS ANNOUNCES MEASURES TO DETECT H-1B FRAUD AND ABUSE
Beginning on April 3, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will when visiting worksites of H-1B petitioners and H-1B employees.
As a part of an ongoing initiative to deter and detect H-1B fraud and abuse, USCIS aims to protect American workers by focusing on worksite visits where H-1B fraud and abuse...
AUGUST 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED
The Department of State (DOS) has issued its August 2017 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there has been a significant retrogression for the priority dates for EB-2 and EB-3 worldwide and no advancement for EB-2 for India and EB-3 for China. There has also been no advancement for the priority dates for EB-1 for China and India followi...