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Spouses of Immigrant Guest Workers Now Able To Apply For Work Permits

As of this past Tuesday, the US Department of Homeland Security has extended employment eligibility to a new category of immigrant – dependent spouses of working immigrants (H-1B immigrants). 203 more words


USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Extensions

USCIS has announced that it will suspend premium processing for all H-1B extension petitions between May 26, 2015, and July 27, 2015. It will use this time to implement the… 128 more words


Erasing H-1B Visa Cap in STEM Sector

Introduction: Today’s H-1B Visa Debate

The H-1B visa, which allows immigrants to come to the U.S. to work for up to six years, is one of the most popular and hotly-debated immigration instruments for both employers and employees. 2,856 more words


Changing H-1B Work Locations? This New Rule Impacts You!

On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”) issued a precedent-setting decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC, impacting H-1B workers and their employers.  According to the decision, a change in the work location of an H-1B worker now requires the filing of an amended H-1B petition with the… 238 more words

H-1B Visa


When I first started practicing U.S. immigration law in the summer of 2001, the H-1B visa was a popular and useful option for the majority of foreign professionals.  461 more words


FY 2016 H-1B Petitions Top Last Year’s Record

On April 13, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that nearly 233,000 H-1B petitions were received for fiscal year 2016 which begins on October 1, 2015.  242 more words

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USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Lottery for FY 2016

On April 7, 2015 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for the Fiscal Year 2016. 114 more words