More Information on the FY 2020 H-1B Cap Selection Apr18

More Information on the FY 2020 H-1B Cap Selection

As mentioned in a , the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) completed the fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B Cap selection process and reached the number for the U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master's cap. Below, you will find some more information about the H-1B cap selection as well as next steps ...

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USCIS Completes Data Entry of FY 2020 H-1B Cap Subject Petitions May24

USCIS Completes Data Entry of FY 2020 H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

USCIS has completed data entry for all fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were selected in the computer-generated random selection process. USCIS will begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected and will issue an announcement once they are done notifying petitioners. USCIS may also tran...

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Proposed H-1B Cap Registration Fee Currently Under Federal Review Jun28

Proposed H-1B Cap Registration Fee Currently Under Federal Review

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has submitted a proposal to impose a fee on employers who register for the H-1B cap starting next year. Under current rules, an employer that submits an H-1B cap petition is subject to the following fees: Form I-129 filing fee: $460 H-1B Training and Education Fee:...

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Data From USCIS Shows Increase of H-1B Denials in 2019 Jul19

Data From USCIS Shows Increase of H-1B Denials in 2019

According to the , H-1B denials have skyrocketed since fiscal year (FY) 2015. Analyzing data from , NFAP found that denial rates for new H-1B petitions have quadrupled between FY 2015 and FY 2018, and the trend is increasing for the first quarter of FY 2019. Increased Denials of Initial H-1B Petitions ...

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USCIS Completes Return of Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions for FY 2020 Aug21

USCIS Completes Return of Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions for FY 2020

On August 15, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that it has finished returning all H-1B petitions that were unselected for the FY 2020 cap. Petitioners should receive their returned petitions with filing fee checks by August 29, 2019. Meanwhile, USCIS continues to adjudicate pending H-1B cap cas...

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DHS Proposes Registration Fee for H-1B Cap Sep05

DHS Proposes Registration Fee for H-1B Cap

On September 3, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a requiring petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to pay a $10 fee for each electronic registration they submit to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). DHS is proposing this registration fee in order to recover the ...

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H-4 EAD Rescission Proposal Remains Under Federal Review Sep13

H-4 EAD Rescission Proposal Remains Under Federal Review

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) filed a status report in response to a court order in Save Jobs USA v DHS, a lawsuit that challenges the work authorization for H-4 spouses of H-1B beneficiaries. According to the status report, the proposal for rescinding H-4 work authorization is still under federal ...

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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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DHS Proposes Fee Structure Changes Nov22

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. Form I-129 DHS is proposing to separate the Form I-129, nonimmigrant worker petition into different forms for each visa classification and to ...

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