Immigration Blog

What You Need to Know about the Public Charge Rule

  Learn about the new regulations for visa applicants who have or are likely to use public benefits, such as subsidized housing, food stamps, and Medicaid. Download the PDF.

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How to Improve Your Chances with the New H-1B Cap Registration Process

There’s a new H-1B cap registration process this year, and it’s starting soon. We’re staying alert to changes. And we’re sharing with you key dates, tips, insights, and tools to help improve your chances of success and make the process run as smoothly as possible. If you have employees who need a cap-subject H-1B visa to work or if you’re a foreign student who needs a cap-subject H-1B visa to work, now’s the time to […]

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Why Strategic Preparation for New H-1B Cap Filings Is Needed Pre-Registration

This year, significant changes to the H-1B cap-subject application process are expected to go into effect. There are still many unknowns, a high likelihood of RFEs, and a very tight deadline. For the highest chance of success, it is crucial to begin strategic preparation before registration and be ready to file soon after filing opens. Here are a few reasons why. To facilitate work authorization and adjudication by October 1st.  H-1B registration will occur in […]

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Webinar: Preparing for the 2020 H-1B Season

It’s that time of the year! The 2020 H-1B Cap Season is upon us, and this year is shaking out to be the most uncertain one to date. Sign up for our webinar on Jan. 30. This webinar will break down: the new registration process, the H-1B cap process, current challenges,  tips for navigating those challenges and more. It will take place on Thursday, January 30 from 2-3 pm. Mark your calendars, and be on […]

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Tips and Approaches for the New H-1B Cap Season

USCIS just announced the new electronic registration process for H-1Bs in 2020.  With the new process, employers will first provide general information about the company and each potential H-1B worker (and pay a $10 registration fee) starting on March 1st — beginning the process a month earlier than previous years. Conceptually, I think electronic registration is a good idea. And expecting that the process would change, we began to prepare for the changes and H-1B […]

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FAQs about RFEs: Understanding RFEs and How to Establish an H-1B Speciality Occupation – Part 3

Part 3 of this series answers the final FAQs about RFEs, particularly as they relate to specialty occupations H-1B petitions. Read parts one and two. 5. How do we establish that the position is a specialty occupation? The petition must demonstrate to USCIS’ satisfaction that the position is one that requires not only the understanding and application of a highly specialized body of knowledge but also that the employer and the industry normally require at […]

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