H-1B CAP FOR FY2018 REACHED

On April 7, 2017, USCIS announced that the H-1B Cap for fiscal year 2018 had been reached. What this means is that USCIS received over 65,000 petitions for the congressionally mandated regular visa cap and over 20,000 petitions for the congressionally mandated advanced degree exemption cap. What...

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USCIS COMPLETES DATA ENTRY OF FY 2018 H-1B CAP PETITIONS

On May 3, 2017, USCIS announced that it has completed the data entry of all fiscal year 2018 H-1B CAP petitions that were selected. All H-1B CAP petitions that were not selected will begin to be returned. Unfortunately, the high volume of H-1B CAP filings prevents USCIS from providing a definite timeframe for when to expect these pet...

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE PROPOSES EXPANSION OF VISA APPLICATIONS QUESTIONS May08

DEPARTMENT OF STATE PROPOSES EXPANSION OF VISA APPLICATIONS QUESTIONS

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NEXT STEPS FOR SELECTED FY 2018 H-1B CAP PETITIONS May08

NEXT STEPS FOR SELECTED FY 2018 H-1B CAP PETITIONS

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JUNE 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED May11

JUNE 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

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RETROGRESSION OF EB-1 PRIORITY DATES FOR CHINA AND INDIA May15

RETROGRESSION OF EB-1 PRIORITY DATES FOR CHINA AND INDIA

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PLANS TO AGGRESSIVELY CONFRONT VISA PROGRAM FRAUD AND ABUSE Jun08

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PLANS TO AGGRESSIVELY CONFRONT VISA PROGRAM FRAUD AND ABUSE

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JULY 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Jun15

JULY 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its July 2017 Visa Bulletin.  Most notably, there has been a significant retrogression for the priority dates for EB-3 for China. There has also been no advancement for the priority dates for EB-1 for China and India following a significant retrogression during the June 2017 Visa Bulletin. ...

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AUGUST 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Aug03

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...

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WHAT IS THE RAISE ACT? Aug10

WHAT IS THE RAISE ACT?

On August 2, 2017, Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced a revision to the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act. The main purpose of this bill is to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to: Establish a skills-based immigration points system; Focus family...

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