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USCIS Announces Final Rule for H-1B Cap Petitions

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule amending regulations governing the H-1B visa program. The rule will go into effect on April 1, 2019.

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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

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USCIS announced its resumed premium processing on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, for all fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap petitions.

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February 2019 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the February 2019 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.

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DHS’s Proposed Registration Requirement for H-1B Petitions and Its Potential Adverse Impact on U.S. Employers and Prospective H-1B Employees

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By Xiaojie (Marta) Meng, Alex Kim

On December 3, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed regulation in the Federal Register that would impose an internet-based registration requirement for cap subject H-1B petitions.

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January 2019 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the January 2019 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.

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December 2018 Visa Bulletin

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

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November 2018 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the November 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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USCIS Began Implementing The June 2018 NTA Policy Memo on October 1, 2018

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USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fee

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is adjusting the premium processing fee for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers beginning on Oct. 1, 2018 to more effectively adjudicate petitions and maintain effective service to petitioners.

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USCIS Extends and Expands Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions

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USCIS is extending the previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions and, beginning Sept. 11, 2018, will be expanding this temporary suspension to include certain additional H-1B petitions. USCIS expects these suspensions will last until Feb. 19, 2019, and will notify the public via uscis.gov before resuming premium processing for these petitions.Read More


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