Immigration News Archive

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Premium Processing Returns for Certain H-1Bs


Today, USCIS announced that it will resume premium processing for H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors through the Conrad 30 Waiver program.

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Incremental Return of Premium Processing


Today, the CIS Ombudsman conducted a teleconference with stakeholders on H-1B processing issues. During the call, the panel discussed the return of premium processing for H-1B petitions.

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July 2017 Visa Bulletin Released


The Department of State has released the July 2017 Visa Bulletin, which shows significant changes for the EB-3 category.

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CIS Ombudsman to Host H-1B Teleconference


On June 20th, the CIS Ombudsman will host a teleconference to discuss numerous H-1B issues.

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Bloomberg BNA Examines H-1B Reform Efforts


Goel & Anderson’s Managing Partner, Vic Goel, spoke with Bloomberg BNA about efforts to reform the H-1B visa program.

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USCIS Responds to Senate Requests Regarding H-1B Program


James McCament, Acting Director of USCIS, responds to questions from Senator Chuck Grassley about H-1B visa reforms.

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Consulates Begin More Intensive Vetting Process


The Washington Post is reporting that U.S. Consulates have begun using a new supplemental questionnaire to request additional information from visa applicants.

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USCIS Clarifies Requirements for H-1B Master's Cap


USCIS announced in a new policy memorandum that to be eligible for the H-1B U.S. master’s cap, an individual must have earned his degree from a school that qualified as an institution of higher education at the time the degree was earned.

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Vic Goel to Speak at AILA Seminar on Recent H-1B Guidance


Vic Goel, Managing Partner of Goel & Anderson, will appear as an invited speaker in a Legal Education Audio Seminar sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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4th Circuit Court Keeps Revised Travel Ban on Hold


In a 10-3 decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has upheld a district court injunction against President Trump’s revised travel ban, which would have temporarily barred citizens of six Muslim-majority nations from entering the US.

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