Category Archives: H1B

Premium Processing Resumes for 2018 H-1B Cap Cases

The USCIS has announced that it will accept premium processing requests for all H-1B Cap petitions submitted during the 2018 Fiscal Year Cap. This change applies to petitions that were filed in the H-1B Lottery in April 2017. This information … Continue reading

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How does the limited enforcement of the Travel Ban affect foreign workers and U.S. companies?

On June 27, 2017, the Supreme Court ordered that the Trump administration may ban “foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United State” from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The … Continue reading

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Should Companies Enter Their L-1A Visa Holders In The H-1B Lottery?

Many multinational companies are interested in pursuing green cards for their foreign workers, a process that can take anywhere between a few months and a few years. Companies who have numerous foreign workers present in the U.S. on L-1A visas … Continue reading

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What Is On the Horizon For Employment-Based Immigration?

Recent immigration news has focused on the executive travel ban, “extreme vetting” for visas, and the specter of mass deportations. In contrast, the employment-based immigration news has involved more speculation than action. But the other shoe is soon to drop … Continue reading

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USCIS Suspends Premium Processing For All H-1B Petitions Filed On or After April 3

The USCIS has recently announced that it will not permit premium processing for any H-1B petitions filed on or after April 3, 2017. This suspension applies to all petitions, whether they are (1) new, transfers, or extensions; (2) subject to … Continue reading

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Update on the President’s Executive Order Banning Entry

A federal district court has issued a nationwide temporary restraining order against the President’s entry ban. The President has asked the federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to place a hold on the district court order, but the … Continue reading

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