The End of DACA Sep06

The End of DACA

On September 5, 2017, President Trump made a decision ordering the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA is a program that began during the Obama-era that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation. It is believed that nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants will be subject to deport...

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Premium Processing for FY 2018 Cap Petitions Resume Sep25

Premium Processing for FY 2018 Cap Petitions Resume

On September 18, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions selected under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap. Likewise, premium processing has also resumed for the annual 20,000 petitions that are set aside for hiring workers with a U.S...

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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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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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JANUARY 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Jan01

JANUARY 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its January 2018 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 are...

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FEBRUARY 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Feb01

FEBRUARY 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its February 2018 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there has been steady advancement for the priority dates for EB-2 for China and India and for the priority dates for EB-3 for China, India, and the Philippines. EB-1-Worldwide:    Priority dates are current. EB-2-Worldwi...

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MARCH 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Mar01

MARCH 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its March 2018 Visa Bulletin. There continues to be a steady advancement for the priority dates for EB-2 for China and India and for the priority dates for EB-3 for China, India, and the Philippines. EB-1-Worldwide:    Priority dates are current. EB-2-Worldwide:...

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APRIL 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Apr01

APRIL 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its April 2018 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there was a retrogression for the priority dates for EB-1 for China and India. There continues to be a steady advancement for the priority dates for EB-2 for China and India and for the priority dates for EB-3 for China, India, and the Philippines. ...

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H-1B Specialty Occupation Trend for FY 2019 and Suggestions for Employees and Recent Graduates Apr23

H-1B Specialty Occupation Trend for FY 2019 and Suggestions for Employees and Recent Graduates

Ever since the new administration came to office, a higher level of scrutiny has been applied to H-1B visas by USCIS through increasingly frequent Request For Evidence (RFE) and close scrutiny over wage level 1 positions. On April 11, USCIS conducted two lotteries for H-1B cap cases filed for FY 2019, and has begun to send out rec...

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