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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.

 

Alerts
06Jun2019

Collection of Social Media Identifiers from U.S. Visa Applicants

On May 31, 2019, the Department of State updated it's immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms to request additional information, including social media identifiers, from most U.S. visa applicants worldwide. 

Alerts
12Apr2019

H-1B Lottery Completed 2019

On April 10, USCIS used a random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated regular cap of 65,000 as well as the U.S. advanced degree exemption of 20,000.

Alerts
19Mar2019

Premium Process for Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions

USCIS today announced that premium processing (PP) will be offered in a two-phased approach during this year’s cap season. The first phase will be for cap-subject H-1B petitions requesting a change of status and the second phase will include all other cap-subject petitions.

Alerts
06Mar2019

Last Call for Cap-Subject H-1B Cases

To ensure ILG clients’ cap-subject H-1B cases are timely filed, we ask that all clients inform ILG of all cap-subject H-1B cases no later than Wednesday, March 13th.  If you have already contacted ILG about the H-1B cap cases you wish to file this year, no further action is necessary.

Alerts
04Mar2019

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019

Two versions of the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 have been introduced – one by the House of Representatives and one by the Senate.  The House bill is gaining steam for passage. 

Alerts
15Feb2019

Premium Processing for H-1B Transfer Petitions

USCIS announced today that premium processing for H-1B transfers (change of employer) will finally return on Tuesday, Feb. 19th, but only for petitions filed on or before Dec. 21, 2018.

Alerts
14Feb2019

New Form I-539 Required Beginning March 11, 2019

USCIS announced this week that it is revising Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (for H-4, L-2, B1/B2, etc.) and will publish the revised form on 03/11/2019.  

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