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FAQ – H-1B Visas Going…Going…Gone. Now What?

Alternative Work Visas to Consider  With the option of obtaining a cap-subject H-1B visa off the table, you may wonder: what options are available to employers seeking work visas for skilled foreign nationals? What should the plan of action be for professionals seeking an employment visa? Download our quick guide to alternative work visa options to consider below. You can also learn more details about these work visas in my book, Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students, available on Amazon. Download Now

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USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Cap Cases… Again

USCIS has announced another temporary suspension of Premium Processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions, including those seeking an exemption for individuals with a master’s degree or higher. However, unlike last year, they will continue to accept Premium Processing for petitions that are not subject to the cap, including those filed by cap-exempt institutions. USCIS will announce when they resume premium processing, but the suspension is expected to continue until September 10, 2018.

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WEBINAR – How to Prepare for the New H-1B Cap Season: What You Need to Know

The Trump Administration policy “Buy American, Hire American” is leading to many changes in immigration, particularly with H-1B processing. Join us for a one-hour webinar to discuss the following and more: H-1B application timeline New required documentation Proving the professional nature of the occupation My H-1B is filed, now what? What’s next? Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST   Register Now

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Prepare for the H-1B the Lottery: H-1B FAQs – Part 1

The demand for cap-subject H-1Bs continues to be high. Therefore, it is imperative that employers, employees, and their immigration counsel start petition preparations early. Job descriptions, salary, O*Net codes, Department of Labor (DOL) registration, the posting of required notices, and credential verification are only a few of the details that must be considered during preparation. Read part 1 of our FAQs, and check back next month for part 2. 1. What is the H-1B visa? […]

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Immigration Outlook for 2018

As we begin 2018, we expect ongoing efforts to transform and limit our legal immigration system without Congress’ approval. Some of the policies and changes being looked at include: Eliminating the work authorizations for certain H-1B spouses; Overhauling the H-1B program, including a new definition of “specialty occupation” and reworking the definitions of “employment” and “employer-employee relationship”; A modified H-1B cap selection process based upon degrees and wages; Reform for the F-1 student program that […]

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Summary of 2017’s Major Immigration Policy Changes

The current administration has set a goal of slowing down the legal immigration process to achieve a reduction in immigration and arguably protect US jobs. As a result, last year saw its fair share of policy upheavals, including: Three successive travel bans; The six-month suspension of premium processing for all H-1B petitions, including those counted against the annual H-1B cap; The unprecedented Level Wage 1 H-1B visa requests for further evidence (RFEs), which has led […]

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