Congress Passes Another Short-Term Spending Measure
Congress has passed another short-term spending measure to temporarily extend federal government funding through December 20, 2019 while FY 2020 budget negotiations continue. This means that many key immigration programs, which are under federal functions, will continue uninterrupted until December 20, 2019, pending President Trump'...
USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Cap Registration for FY 2021
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made an that the H-1B cap electronic registration process would be implemented for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap season. Employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions will be required to first electronically register and pay a $10 H-1B registration fee before...
Congress Passes FY 2020 Spending Bills
After passing two temporary spending measures, Congress has passed two bills that will fund the federal government through fiscal year (FY) 2020, which ends on September 30, 2020. The bills include funding for immigration operations.
E-Verify, the Conrad 30 waiver program, and the special immigrant non-minister religious worker pr...
USCIS Announces Early Details on H-1B Cap Registration
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has regarding the H-1B cap registration process for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The H-1B cap registration process will require employers seeking to file H-1B cap cases to first register online to enter the H-1B lottery. If an H-1B registration is selected by USCIS during the ...
Up To Date Information About H-1B Cap For FY 2021
Below, you will find the most up to date information about the H-1B Cap for FY 2021. Please check back for recurring updates.
Last Updated: 01/16/2020
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on January 9, 2020, that the Registration for H-1B CAP subject petitions will open on March 1...
Register for a Webinar on the H-1B Cap Registration Process
You are invited to an online webinar on the H-1B Cap registration process on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm Pacific Time.
The webinar will go for 45 minutes and we will allocate an additional 10 minutes for Q&A.
DHS’s New Public Charge Rule to Take Effect on February 24, 2020
Starting on February 24, 2020, a regulation will take effect that broadens the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) authority to determine if a foreign national will become a public charge of the U.S. and expands the inquiry to nonimmigrants seeking an extension of status or change of status. Following a Supre...
Federal District Judge Issues Permanent Injunction Regarding Unlawful Presence Rules for Students and Exchange Visitors
On February 6, 2020, a federal district court judge issued a permanent injunction that prohibits the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from implementing a new policy that made it so F, J, and M nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors and their dependents would automatically begin to accrue unlawful presen...
Preliminary Instructions for USCIS’s New H-1B Cap Registration System
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) new online system for H-1B cap registration will soon be open. Prospective H-1B cap employers must take steps to set up an account in the USCIS system once the account creation function becomes available starting next week. This account creation must be complete before H...