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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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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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H1B抽签改革,究竟是喜是忧?

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2018年12月3日,国土安全部(DHS)公布了一份关于H1B抽签制度改革的草案,目前在收集公众评议阶段,截止时间是2019年1月2日

这份关于H1B的抽签改革方案,国土安全部雄心勃勃地想在2019年的H1B申请季就投入使用。距离政府收集公众评议的截止时间还剩最后两天了,对于还在观望中的各位读者,宋和孟律师事务所在此和大家分享本所律师向政府提交的评议原文供参考(DHS’s Proposed Registration Requirement for H-1B Petitions and Its Potential Adverse Impact on U.S. Employers and Prospective H-1B Employees),希望大家也可以向政府提出自己的意见,尤其是指出在该草案中被忽视的改革对于整体处理时间的影响。

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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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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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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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USCIS Has Resumed Premium Processing for All Petitioners Seeking H-1B Visas

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing on October 3rd, 2017, for all H-1B visa extension of stay petitions. Premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions. Read More


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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Cases

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap starting September 18th, 2017. Read More


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