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The H-1B visa program allows U.S. employers to hire temporary nonimmigrant workers for specialty occupations. Specialty occupations are defined as occupations requiring the application of a "body of highly... more +
The H-1B visa program allows U.S. employers to hire temporary nonimmigrant workers for specialty occupations. Specialty occupations are defined as occupations requiring the application of a "body of highly specialized knowledge and the attainment of at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent." Examples of specialty occupations include chemistry, mathematics, engineering, medicine, and architecture, to name a few. Individuals may not apply for H-1B visas; they are distributed only through the approval of employer petitions. In order to protect U.S. workers from unfair competition resulting from the program, the rules require that employers pay nonimmigrant workers equivalent wages to similarly-situated U.S. workers or the industry's prevailing wage. H-1B visas are subject to a yearly cap which is currently set at 85,000.   less -
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USCIS Temporarily Extends Automatic Extensions of Employment Authorization to Up to 540 Days

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On May 3, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule that temporarily increases the automatic extension period for employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents...more

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USCIS Publishes FY 2023 H-1B Cap Registration Statistics

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published fiscal year (FY) 2023 H-1B cap registration statistics, confirming that more than 48,000 prospective petitioners submitted 483,927 registrations - an...more

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

The Latest Immigration Developments: Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine and H1-B Pre-Registration 2022 Increase

Secretary Of Homeland Security Mayorkas Has Designated Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months, Commencing April 19, 2022 and Concluding on October 19, 2023....more

CDF Labor Law LLP

Is the H-1B Visa a Viable Option for F-1 Students and Their Employers Anymore?

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An accounting firm hires a new graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from a local university for its audit team.  This new graduate is a foreign student utilizing the one-year Optional Practical Training...more

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H-1B Cap Registrations Selected for FY 2023

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On April 18, 2022, USCIS announced that it had received 483,927 registrations for the FY 2023 H-1B Cap. This is the largest number ever received – almost 200,000 more than the total count of 308,613 for FY 2022....more

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USCIS Reveals FY 2023 H-1B Cap Registration Statistics

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USCIS reports the FY 2023 H-1B cap electronic registration process yielded 483,927 H-1B registrations, an increase of approximately 57% compared with FY 2022 which saw 308,613 H-1B cap registrations. For FY 2023, USCIS...more

International Lawyers Network

Establishing A Business Entity In The United States (Updated)

1. Choosing the Right Legal Structure - 1.1 Introduction - Establishing a business entity in the United States can be an important strategic step for any international company that wants to avail itself of the world’s...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Immigration Considerations for Insurance Companies

Insurance companies require innovative immigration strategies to remain competitive in the global marketplace. From moving business leaders around the world to onboarding talent, understanding visa processes and compliance is...more

Fisher Phillips

USCIS Completes FY 2023 H-1B Selection

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Federal immigration officials recently announced completion of the fiscal year 2023 H-1B CAP selection process, handing out the much-prized limited availability visas to those workers who qualify due to their specialized...more

Cozen O'Connor

H-1B Lottery for Fiscal Year 2023 Completed

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On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USICS) announced that it had received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2023 H-1B...more

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USCIS to Expand Premium Processing

On March 29, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will expand its premium processing service to include additional immigration benefit case types, pursuant to a final rule issued by the...more

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

USCIS Concludes March H-1B Pre-Registration Lottery Selection and Announces Expansion of Premium Processing and Commitment to...

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced March 29, 2022 that it had completed its H-1B random lottery selections after receiving sufficient submissions for its annual H-1B quota during the H-1B...more

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

USCIS Announces Major Backlog Reduction Effort, Expansion of Premium Processing for Certain Filings, and FY 2023 H-1B Lottery Cap...

In a long overdue development, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is finally taking action in tackling its massive backlogs — a major problem that has plagued the agency for several years...more

Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP

FY 2023 H-1B Initial Selection Process Completed

On March 29, 2022, the USCIS announced that it has received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2023 H-1B cap. A random selection (lottery) was conducted from...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

USCIS Announces FY 2023 H-1B Selection Process Completion

On March 29, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had completed the initial H-1B regular cap and master’s cap selection process for fiscal year (FY) 2023. Continuing its use of an...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

FY2023 H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received enough FY2023 H-1B electronic registrations to reach the cap and that it has notified petitioners whose registrations were selected that they...more

Mintz - Immigration Viewpoints

USCIS Conducts Lottery Selection Process for H-1B FY2023 Cap

USCIS posted updates on the H-1B registration process to its registration portal on March 26 and 27, 2022. As expected, USCIS has received more electronic H-1B cap registrations than available H-1B numbers under the quota of...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

FY 2023 Cap H-1B Registration Process and New Attestation

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As the cap H-1B registration process for fiscal year (FY) 2023 closes, and the lottery is about to begin, this might be a good time to look back at the results of the cap registrations from past fiscal years....more

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DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status for Ukrainian Citizens in U.S.

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On March 3, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that Ukraine will be designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. TPS is available for those Ukrainian nationals who are already in the...more

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Register Now for H-1B Status

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For employers seeking to hire or retain skilled foreign professionals in specialty occupations (occupations for which a degree is required), helping to get H-1B status for the foreign national is often a key tool. ...more

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Beltway Buzz - March 2022

President Joe Biden delivered his first State of the Union Address this week. Though it was easy to miss in the speech, workplace policy observers may have noticed that the president briefly pushed for passage of the Paycheck...more

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Court Endorses False Claims Act Theory for Business and Work Visas

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In a False Claims Act (FCA) case with implications for the use of business and work visas, the US District Court for the District of New Jersey refused on Tuesday to reconsider or allow an immediate appeal of its prior ruling...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Annual H-1B Visa Lottery Opened on March 1, 2022

For employers who need to hire foreign national talent for STEM or other hard-to-fill positions, an important immigration deadline is around the corner. The electronic H-1B lottery application window started on March 1 and...more

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H-1B Lottery: If you don’t register, you can’t play

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The virtual transaction takes place: $10 in exchange for a string of randomly selected numbers and a chance at the “American Dream.” Regardless of how you define the “American Dream,” at its core is freedom and opportunity....more

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Federal Immigration Officials Make More International Students Eligible for STEM Training Program to Delight of Employers

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The Department of Homeland Security recently added 22 new qualifying fields of study to its STEM Designated Degree Program List, which will greatly expand opportunities for international students to remain in the U.S. – and...more

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