Current STEM OPT holders not affected until February 2016.
A federal judge's ruling earlier this month invalidated the 17-month extension of optional practical training (OPT) for international students in the science,...more
Starting May 26, USCIS will temporarily suspend the 15-day premium processing service for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27 to allow it to implement the H-4 Employment Authorization Document final rule in a...more
USCIS will begin returning petitions not selected in the lottery.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on May 4 that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions...more
The USCIS has commenced issuing receipts for cap-subject H-1B petitions.
On April 27, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing of cap-subject H-1B petitions that request premium...more
Now is the time for employers to assess their FY2016 H-1B needs and to start preparing their petitions for submission on April 1.
On April 1, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin...more
The actions will prioritize immigration enforcement, offer temporary work authorization to undocumented immigrants, and implement changes that benefit highly skilled workers....more
Bulletin shows severe retrogression of cutoff date in EB-2 India category; meanwhile, the cutoff date in all other employment-based categories will advance. EB-3 China will once again move ahead of EB-2 China....more
USCIS received approximately 172,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions during the filing period that began April 1 and conducted its computer-generated random selection process on April 10.
USCIS has stopped accepting H-1B petitions subject to the 2015 fiscal year H-1B cap or the advanced degree exemption.
On April 7, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received a...more
Employers of L-1 transferees should now set up processes to deal with such visits.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced its intention to begin conducting worksite inspection visits to...more
Department of State’s Visa Office comments on demand in the employment-based immigrant visa categories, indicating an early retrogression of the cutoff date for EB-2 India.
Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control...more
Programs at the Departments of State and Labor are likely to be affected more than others if partial government shutdown occurs on October 1.
The potential U.S. government shutdown on October 1 could have...more
USCIS issues expanded and revised FAQ in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision overturning DOMA.
Identical requests on Adjustment of Status applications have been issued specifically to EB-2 applicants chargeable to India.
On June 13, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) began issuing a substantial...more
Use of the new form is mandatory starting May 7, 2013.
As we reported earlier, on March 8, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a newly revised Employment Eligibility Verification form, Form...more
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has stopped accepting H-1B petitions subject to the 2014 fiscal year H-1B cap or the advanced degree exemption....more
USCIS announces newly revised Form I-9 with 60-day phase-in period.
On March 8, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a newly revised Employment Eligibility Verification form, Form I-9, which...more
The automatic spending cutback is expected to result in diminished immigration-related services.
It is anticipated that the sequester (the automatic spending cutback that went into effect on March 1, 2013) may result...more
Now is the time for employers to assess their FY 2014 H-1B needs and to start preparing their petitions for submission on April 1.