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Yearly Archives from 2020

FY 2021 H-1B Cap Petitions Update

USCIS announced that it received about 275,000 H-1B registrations and roughly 46% of them were for prospective beneficiaries with U.S. advanced degrees (master’s or higher). Electronically registered H-1B cap petitions selected under the registration for FY 2021 can now be finalized and filed. Petitioners and beneficiaries must follow existing statutory and regulatory requirements to establish H-1B eligibility at the time the petition is filed and through adjudication.  The period of filing indicated on the registration […]

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You Don’t Need to Be a Professional to Make Money from a Photo Copyright

Nowhere in copyright law does it say you have to hold a degree to create original work. It does not say you need a resume or professional equipment to make money from a copyright of a photo either. What you do need is to capture a valuable image. That means being in the right place at the right time and snapping that photo from just the right angle. The other step? Register the image — […]

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From Our Neighborhood to Yours

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Foreign Nationals Don’t Need a SSN to Be Onboarded

Foreign nationals arriving in the United States to work are often unable to get their Social Security number (SSN) until a few days or weeks after they begin working for various reasons. As of this writing, along with countless other businesses across the country, the Social Security offices are closed. So no one can get a new SSN. What should you do if you need to onboard a foreign national worker without a SSN? Don’t […]

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USCIS Office Closures Extended

USCIS has extended its suspension of in-person services at field offices until at least April 7. This will impact and further delay Biometric (fingerprinting) appointments, Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) and Advance Parole (travel document) adjudications, Green Card and Naturalization interviews, Naturalization Ceremonies, and more. Learn more.  To stay up-to-date on changes, subscribe to our Immigration News Bites. Subscribe  

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H-1B Cap Lottery Results Being Released

The H-1B cap lottery results FY2021 are being released. But what does that mean? Will you know immediately if you were selected? What if you were not selected? The majority of those who have been selected for an H-1B cap visa this year will likely know by March 31 if they were selected. However, USCIS has indicated that beneficiaries not chosen in the initial selection will remain in consideration for selection until the end of […]

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