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The 12 Notes of H-1B Sponsorship: What U.S. Employers Should Know About the H-1B Lottery

The 12 Notes of Christmas H-1B Sponsorship: What U.S. Employers Should Know About the H-1B Lottery The holidays are just around the corner, closely followed by the H-1B lottery during the first week of April. Though the deadline may seem … Continue reading

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USDOS Announces December Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of December 2017. Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged EB-1 China           Current Unchanged EB-1 India           Current Unchanged … Continue reading

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USDOS Announces November Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of November 2017. Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged EB-1 China           Current Unchanged EB-1 India           Current Unchanged … Continue reading

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Employment-Based Green Card Applicants Will Be Required To Attend In-Person Interviews

The USCIS has announced that it will require in-person interviews for employment-based I-485 adjustment of status applicants starting October 1, 2017. This requirement is different from the current interview standard, where interviews for employment-based I-485 applicants are typically waived. This … Continue reading

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USDOS Announces September Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of September 2017. Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged EB-1 China January 1, 2012 Unchanged EB-1 India January 1, … Continue reading

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What U.S. Companies and Foreign Workers Should Know About the RAISE Act Immigration Point System

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, President Trump endorsed the RAISE Act, a new bill proposed in the Senate by Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue, in hopes of securing more jobs for American workers. If made into law, the bill … Continue reading

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USDOS Announces August Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of August 2017. Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged EB-1 China January 1, 2012 Unchanged EB-1 India January 1, … Continue reading

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