April 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued
The Department of State (DOS) has issued its April 2019 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there were steady advancements for all priority dates except for EB-1 for China and India which saw no advancement.
China: Priority date of February 22, 2017 (No Advancement)...
USCIS Considers Closing Offices Abroad
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is considering closing its international offices in the coming months. If this happens, it is likely that USCIS would shift its international office workload to domestic offices in the U.S. and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad.
The closing of USCIS's international ...
USCIS Announces FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap season and several updates and changes. As in previous years, USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2020 H-1B cap on April 1, 2019. Any H-1B cap petitions filed before this date will be automatically rejec...
DHS Proposes Fee Structure Changes
DHS is that would increase costs for most petitioners and applicants and impose new requirements for many types of cases. Several highlights of this proposal are below.
DHS is proposing to separate the Form I-129, nonimmigrant worker petition into different forms for each visa classification and to ...