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USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2019

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USCIS announced on April 11, 2018 that it has completed the computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated number of petitions for regular cap and master’s cap for fiscal year (FY) 2019.Read More


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May 2018 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the May 2018 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.Read More


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从F1到H1B, 不知道Cap Gap怎么行

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今年申请H1B的各位申请人,想必都已经成功递件到了移民局,正在等待H1B的抽签结果揭晓。递交了H1B申请后,可能有些申请人会发现,自己的学生身份或者OPT快要过期。那么这段时间是否还能继续留在美国?

宋和孟律师事务所(Song & Meng, PC)常常收到有关F1/OPT和H1B过渡、衔接的疑问与咨询。为了方便大家了解这中间的注意事项,孟小洁律师就有关F1/OPT结束和H1B生效之间的过渡时间,即Cap Gap的相关问题,在本文为大家作一番解说。

 

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USCIS Reached FY 2019 H-1B Cap on April 6, 2018

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On April 6, 2018, USCIS announced that it has reached the 65,000 H-1B visa Regular Cap and the 20,000 visa H-1B Masters Cap for the 2019 Fiscal Year.Read More


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移民局再次暂停H1B加急,影响有哪些?

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2018年3月20日,移民局发布公告,2018年受名额限制的H1B,也就是要抽签的H1B,将暂停接受加急处理,持续到9月10

这个消息出来以后,宋和孟律师事务所收到了大量客户的焦急问询,想了解这对他们的影响有哪些。尤其是去年移民局在H1B申请季节全面暂停加急,拖慢了整个H1B申请的进度,产生了一些消极影响。

孟小洁律师就大家最关心的几个话题,在这里一并跟大家分析下移民局暂停H1B加急服务的影响,希望可以帮助大家提早安排规划。

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USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions Effective April 2, 2018

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USCIS announced its decision to temporarily suspend premium processing for all Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap petitions, including petitions seeking an exemption for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher, starting April 2, 2018. This suspension is expected to last until Sept. 10, 2018.Read More


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April 2018 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the April 2018 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.Read More


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March 2018 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the March 2018 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.Read More


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February 2018 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the February 2018 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.Read More


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川普上台这一年:盘点2017移民政策变化

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2017年1月,川普正式入驻白宫。由于曾在竞选期间多次做出对移民不利好的发言,使得川普的正式上台在移民群体内人心惶惶。上台伊始,改革方案历经多次泄密乌龙,真假莫辨。之后颁布针对中东国家的旅行禁令,撤销DACA(非法移民的工作许可),在舆论上都掀起了大波澜。

转眼间,2017年已近尾声。宋和孟律师事务所(Song & Meng)的孟小洁律师在此和大家一起回顾一下过去一年间,川普在移民政策方面的改革具体内容有哪些,形式又是怎样的。总体概括来说,川普在移民法改革上可谓雷厉风行,真有点应验了他在竞选期间的那一句“我一个人就可以搞定这一切”,表现形式是:法案推不动,行政命令凑;法规要时间,红头文件先

下面,孟小洁律师和大家细数一下2017年落地的移民政策变化究竟有哪些,尤其是和美国职业移民(EB类)及工作签证相关的政策变化。也在此一并展望下2018年的美国移民形势。

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