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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

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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

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CREATIVE SOLUTIONS WHEN H-1B IS UNAVAILABLE

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

Immigration

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

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Soapbox Sound Off: American Jobs and the H-1B Visa

The LA Times reported today that a bipartisan US Senate Committee, made up of conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats, has requested an investigation into H-1B Visa abuses by Southern California Edison and other companies in the US. 521 more words

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2016 H-1B CAP HIT AGAIN DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF H-1B SEASON – NOW WHAT?

As predicted, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on the afternoon of April 7th that the H-1B cap for the 2016 Fiscal Year has already been hit.  614 more words

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