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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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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SEPTEMBER 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Aug10

SEPTEMBER 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its September 2017 Visa Bulletin.  Most notably, there has been a significant advancement for the priority dates for EB-2 and EB-3. There continues to be 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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USCIS Announces Expansion of In-Person Interviews Aug29

USCIS Announces Expansion of In-Person Interviews

On August 28, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an expansion of in-person interviews. In compliance with Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” this expansion will apply to several types of immigration applications for perman...

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OCTOBER 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Oct01

OCTOBER 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its October 2017 Visa Bulletin.  Most notably, there has been a significant advancement for the priority dates for EB-2 and EB-3. There was significant advancement for the priority dates for EB-1 for China and India following a period of significant retrogression. EB-1-Worldwide: ...

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NOVEMBER 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Nov01

NOVEMBER 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its November 2017 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there has been a slight advancement for the priority dates for EB-2 and EB-3 for China and India. The priority dates for EB-1 worldwide have remained current since the October 2017 Visa Bulletin. EB-1-Worldwide:    Priority dates ...

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New challenges with Hiring Foreign Workers in the U.S. Nov13

New challenges with Hiring Foreign Workers in the U.S.

The current U.S. immigration landscape focuses on enforcement as opposed to process.  This shift started happening in January 2017 after the inauguration of President Trump, and the beginning of new policies of protectionism and national security.  The restrictive tendencies have also impacted business immigration matters, which te...

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DECEMBER 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Dec01

DECEMBER 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its December 2017 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there has been steady advancement for the priority dates for EB-2 and EB-3 for China and India. The priority dates for EB-1 worldwide have remained current since the October 2017 Visa Bulletin. EB-1-Worldwide:    Priority dates ar...

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