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USCIS Met FY 2020 H-1B Cap

By at April 5, 2019 | 3:23 pm | 0 Comment

    USCIS Met FY 2020 H-1B Cap   On April 5, 2019, USCIS had received sufficient H-1B visa cap petitions for the 2020 fiscal year (FY), to meet the annual 65,000 H-1B visa cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa master's cap (U.S.-advanced-degree visa exemption). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting H-1B Cap Visa more...

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L-1 One-Year Foreign Employment Requirement

By at November 29, 2018 | 9:37 pm | 0 Comment

L-1 One-Year Foreign Employment Requirement

  L-1 One-Year Foreign Employment Requirement   Recently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) clarified the “one-year foreign employment” for an L-1A intracompany transferee as follows:   1. The L-1 Beneficiary must be physically outside the U.S. during the continuous one-year foreign employment, except for brief visits more...

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H-1B Cap Petitions: Cap-Gap F-1 Status or F-1 Work Authorization is Valid Till September 30, 2018

By at September 28, 2018 | 7:56 pm | 0 Comment

H-1B Cap Petitions: Cap-Gap F-1 Status or F-1 Work Authorization is Valid Till September 30, 2018

H-1B Cap Petitions:  Cap-Gap F-1 Status or F-1 Work Authorization is Valid Till September 30, 2018   Immigration law provides that certain F-1 students with pending or approved cap-subject H-1B Petitions that have been timely field for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 for change-of-status for an October 1, 2018 H-1B start-date will have their F-1 status or F-1 more...

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Proposed Law on Public Charge for Denying Cases for More Current and Potential Welfare Benefits Recipients

By at September 27, 2018 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Proposed Law on Public Charge for Denying Cases for More Current and Potential Welfare Benefits Recipients

Proposed Law on Public Charge for Denying Cases for More Current and Potential Welfare Benefits Recipients   Recently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposes new law to widen the “public charge” determination for recipients of various welfare benefits.  Those who are likely to become a “public charge” at any time in the future more...

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Implementing New Immigration Policy on Referral for Removal/Deportation

By at September 26, 2018 | 4:12 pm | 0 Comment

Implementing New Immigration Policy on Referral for Removal/Deportation

  Implementing New Immigration Policy on Referral for Removal/Deportation On October 1, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin implementing updated immigration policy (issued on June 28, 2018) on removal (deportation). A removal proceeding is initiated by filing a Form I-862, Notice to Appear (NTA) with the Immigration more...

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USCIS Returned All Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions

By at July 31, 2018 | 10:36 am | 0 Comment

USCIS Returned All Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions

  USCIS Returned All Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions On July 30, 2018, USCIS indicated it has returned all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in the H-1B lottery system (computer-generated random selection process). Petitioners with H-1Bs that were received by USCIS between April 2 and April 6, 2018, and who have not more...

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Immigration News: USCIS & FAM New Policy for Sibling DNA Testing

By at May 3, 2018 | 4:44 pm | 0 Comment

Immigration News:  USCIS & FAM New Policy for Sibling DNA Testing

  Immigration News:  USCIS & FAM New Policy for Sibling DNA Testing Recently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new immigration policy on establishing sibling or half-sibling relationship when primary evidence is unavailable or unreliable.  A USCIS officer may suggest or consider a direct sibling-to-sibling DNA test by an more...

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Still Waiting for Green Card, Work Permit or Travel Document in the Mail? USCIS Will Destroy Them After 60 Days When Returned Undelivered

By at April 3, 2018 | 7:27 pm | 0 Comment

Still Waiting for Green Card, Work Permit or Travel Document in the Mail? USCIS Will Destroy Them After 60 Days When Returned Undelivered

Still Waiting for Green Card, Work Permit or Travel Document in the Mail?  USCIS Will Destroy Them After 60 Days When Returned Undelivered If a Green Card, work permit or travel document has been approved, and the document has not arrived in the mail, please note the following. Starting April 2, 2018, USCIS will destroy Permanent Resident Cards (Green Cards), more...

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Processing Delay for H-1B Petitions for Visa Cap 2019 with Temporary Premium Processing Suspension

By at March 24, 2018 | 12:12 pm | 0 Comment

Processing Delay for H-1B Petitions for Visa Cap 2019 with Temporary Premium Processing Suspension

Processing Delay for H-1B Petitions for Visa Cap 2019 with Temporary Premium Processing Suspension There will be processing delays for H-1B petitions that are lucky enough to be selected in the lottery system for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. This is because effective April 2, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be suspending premium processing, more...

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Green Card for Multinational Manager or Executive or L-1A Intracompany Transferee – New USCIS Clarifications on EB-1C

By at March 22, 2018 | 7:24 pm | 0 Comment

Green Card for Multinational Manager or Executive or L-1A Intracompany Transferee – New USCIS Clarifications on EB-1C

Green Card for Multinational Manager or Executive or L-1A Intracompany Transferee – New USCIS Clarifications on EB-1C Generally, a multinational manager or executive (L-1A intracompany transferee) who has worked outside the U.S. for a qualifying multinational organization for at least one (1) out of the three (3) years may apply for an immigrant petition to be a more...

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