Immigration Blog

A Canceled EAD Biometrics Appointment May Not Delay Your EAD

With the closure of USCIS offices due to COVID-19, many EAD applicants have had their biometrics appointments canceled. However, you might not have to wait much longer than you would have before COVID-19 to receive your EAD. Why?  Even before coronavirus, there were already long processing delays for Employment Authorization Documents (EAD). It would seem like canceling biometrics appointments would set things back further.  But if you had your EAD biometrics appointment scheduled with an […]

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What Options Do I Have If I Wasn’t Selected under the H-1B Cap?

The initial H-1B selection has come and gone, and many registrants did not make the 85,000-person cap. Because of this, many employers and foreign nationals are looking for alternatives to the H-1B. Here are three resources to help. This PDF provides an outline of both short- and long-term visa options available beyond the H-1B.  And in this video, Giselle Carson shares guidance on work visas to consider in lieu of the H-1B. And if you […]

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Will Additional H-1B Registrants Be Selected for FY2021?

Possibly. It all depends on what happens with the initial 85,000 H-1B cap registrants that were selected. What does that mean? All of those who were chosen during the initial selection have been notified. Petitioning employers whose registrations were selected now have 90 days (or until June 30, 2020) to file their H-1B petitions and meet the stringent qualification requirements.  But not all of the 85,000 who were selected will end up filing or qualifying. […]

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Thinking about Change? Take a Look at My Career Assist

I recently met a young entrepreneur who just started a new company, My Career Assist. Edward Chiang is an engineer who has a passion for helping individuals find the right career path and helping businesses maximize workforce productivity through employee satisfaction. Ed has Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in engineering from Boston University plus an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked for several large corporations […]

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FAQ: F-1 Students and H-1B Cap-Gap Extensions

A Cap-Gap extension allows an eligible F-1 student to bridge the gap between the end of F-1 status and start of H-1B status, so the student can remain in the US and work during the ‘gap’.  This PDF answers FAQs about this unique extension. Download the PDF.

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USCIS Releases Updated Q&A on Temporary Policies for Form I-9 and E-Verify

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DHS has provided some temporary flexibility to the E-Verify and Form I-9 requirements. Here are the latest Q&As from USCIS on this topic, which should be helpful to employers. Read on.

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