USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions Mar12

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that it will be resuming Premium Processing on Tuesday, March 12, for all H-1B petitions. Back on September 11, 2018,  that it was extending a previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing for H-1B cap petitions and expanding the suspension to incl...

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USCIS Completes FY 2020 H-1B Cap Selection Process and Reaches Master’s Cap Apr12

USCIS Completes FY 2020 H-1B Cap Selection Process and Reaches Master’s Cap

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has completed the fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B Cap selection process and has reached the number for the U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master's cap. On April 10, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select e...

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August 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued Jul12

August 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its August 2019 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there is a significant backlog worldwide for EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3. EB-1-Worldwide: China:                      Priority date of July 1, 2016 (Regression of 312 days) India:                   ...

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Federal Appeals Court Sends H-4 EAD Lawsuit Back to Lower Court Nov12

Federal Appeals Court Sends H-4 EAD Lawsuit Back to Lower Court

In a , we noted that a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to rescind employment authorization for spouses of H-1B workers remained under federal review at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This was in response to Save Jobs USA v DHS, a lawsuit that challenges the work authorization of H...

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DHS Finalizes H-1B Cap Registration Fee Nov12

DHS Finalizes H-1B Cap Registration Fee

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially finalized the H-1B Cap registration fee of $10 for each H-1B registration. However, DHS has yet to announce if this $10 non-refundable registration fee will be implemented for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 cap season. According to the new rule, once the fee is implemented, ...

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