Immigration Blog

Webinar: Preparing for the 2019 H-1B Season

Thursday, January 31, 2019 2 – 3 pm Sign Up Now It’s time to start planning for the 2019 H-1B Cap Season, the most uncertain to date. This webinar will break down: the fundamentals of today’s H-1B cap process examples of current challenges, and tips for navigating those challenges in this year’s H-1B cap filings.

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Marks Gray in the Community: Armed Forces Half Marathon & Atlantic Beach Day of Service

Thyra in the Armed Forces Half Marathon Thyra recently ran the Armed Forces Half Marathon to support local Veterans and deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines.         Gabriela’s Atlantic Beach Day of Service Gabriela recently participated in a Sigma Delta Tau Alumnae Day of Service, spending a Saturday Morning with other sisters in the community to clean up a mile of Atlantic Beach.

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Architecture Designated as STEM Subject – But Status Quo for Immigration

In 2018, Congress passed a bill which officially recognized architecture as a STEM subject. This is significant for the profession as it will lead, among others, to a needed more diverse workforce and increase funds to promote and modernize education in architecture. However, that recognition unfortunately did not translate to any changes to the DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List used for F-1 STEM OPT (nor the Occupational Outlook Handbook used for H-1B filings.) The […]

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What Must We Do to Overcome the Costly Stream of Changes to Legal Immigration?

We’ve all faced the onboarding delays, uncertainties, and emotional roller coasters during the current adjudication process. We’ve also experienced the relief, happiness, and positive momentum from a case approval. As I look at what’s in store for us in 2019, it appears that our government will continue to add bureaucratic burdens to redefine legal immigration. Here are a few things we expect to happen in 2019 and what we must do to overcome them. Selected […]

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FY2019 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Still Untouched Pending Adjudication

It’s hard to believe, but as we start to prepare for another H-1B season, a number of fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions are still pending with the California Service Center. Many of these petitions have yet to receive their initial review. Essentially, they haven’t even been touched since they were filed and accepted for processing! What’s worse: USCIS has thus far provided no timeframe for when these cases might undergo initial review. They’re just […]

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Giselle Is Dancing with the Stars for Charity!

Giselle is thrilled to be training for Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars to benefit the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. This organization inspires Excellence, Discipline, and Teamwork among young singers. Save the date: April 27, 2019.    You can see all the details and read about the event at JaxDWTS.com. I would appreciate your vote! Vote for Giselle

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