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06Dec2019

USCIS Confirms H-1B e-Registration Will Take Effect This H-1B Cap Season

Today, USCIS announced that it is implementing the registration process for the upcoming H-1B lottery.

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22Nov2019

Increasing Immigration Scrutiny: New Variations

New ways of scrutinizing immigration-related applications and petitions continue to sprout up.  This article covers the new ways scrutiny has been applied over the past three months.

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08Nov2019

H-1B Cap Registration: $10 Fee Announced

USCIS announced yesterday that it will require a $10 non-refundable fee for each H-1B registration submitted by petitioning employers, once it implements the electronic registration system.

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05Nov2019

“Clear and Convincing” Warning Regarding Blanket Ls?

Large multinational companies may petition USCIS for a Blanket L approval, which is an approval that the company and its specified foreign affiliates have the necessary qualifying relationship to transfer specialized knowledge and manager/executive employees in L-1 status.

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21Oct2019

Processing Time for Appeals Lengthens

The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) provided an updated processing time chart on October 11, 2019 that provides information on the timeliness of processing appeals.

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11Oct2019

Courts Block Trump’s Rule to Deny Green Cards and Visas to Low-Income Immigrants

Today, three federal courts issued injunctions that temporarily block the Trump administration’s public charge rule.

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10Oct2019

Trump’s Proclamation Requiring Immigrants to have Health Insurance

On October 4, 2019, the White House issued a presidential proclamation that will bar new immigrant visa applicants (consular processing for green card) from the United States if they cannot show they will be able to purchase unsubsidized health insurance within 30 days of entry.

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10Sep2019

$10 Fee Announced for H-1B Preregistration

USCIS has announced proposed rules that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to pay a $10 fee for each beneficiary/case they register with USCIS.

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25Jul2019

Major EB-5 Change Finally Taking Place

The first overhaul of the EB-5 program since 1993 will take effect on November 21, 2019.

 

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