Immigration News Archive

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USCIS Completes FY2019 H-1B Cap Selection Process

04/12/18

Today USCIS announced that it received 190,098 cap-subject H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2019, including petitions filed under the U.S. master's cap.

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May 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

04/12/18

The Department of State released the preliminary May 2018 Visa Bulletin.

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President Trump Lifts Travel Restrictions for Chad

04/11/18

Last night President Trump lifted travel restrictions for citizens of Chad by modifying an earlier executive order implementing the third version of his travel ban.

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FY2019 H-1B Cap Reached

04/06/18

Today USCIS announced it has received enough H-1B petitions to meet the H-1B cap for Fiscal Year 2019, including the U.S. master's cap.

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USCIS to Destroy Undeliverable Documents After 60 Days

04/03/18

USCIS announced that it will begin destroying Permanent Resident Cards, Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents returned as undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service after 60 business days.

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USCIS Updates Adjudication Process for Canadian L-1 Petition

03/30/18

Canadian citizens seeking L-1 non-immigrant status through Blaine, Washington points of entry must now submit petitions to the USCIS California Service Center for approval before presenting themselves for admission to the US.

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USCIS Adopts AAO Decision on Multiple H-1B CAP Filings

03/23/18

Today USCIS adopted the AAO's decision in Matter of S- Inc., which clarifies USCIS' policy of denying or revoking the approval of all H-1B cap-subject petitions filed by “related entities” for the same beneficiary.

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USCIS Adopts AAO Decision on EB-1 Executives

03/22/18

USCIS recently clarified that an employer cannot sponsor an immigrant for an EB-1 multinational manager/executive visa if the immigrant worked for an unrelated company in the U.S. for more than two years after their one year of qualifying work abroad.

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H-1B Premium Processing Suspended for FY 2019 Cap Cases

03/22/18

USCIS announced the suspension of premium processing for all FY 2019 cap-subject H-1B petitions, which is expected to last until Sept. 10, 2018.

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April 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

03/19/18

The Department of State released the preliminary April 2018 Visa Bulletin.

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