Immigration News Archive

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CIS Ombudsman Announces Teleconference on H-1B Enforcement


Yesterday, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman announced it will hold a teleconference on H-1B enforcement issues.

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USCIS Expands Online FOIA Request System


Today USCIS announced the expansion of its Freedom of Information Act Immigration Records System (“FIRST”).

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May Visa Bulletin Released


The Department of State has released the preliminary May 2019 Visa Bulletin.

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FY2020 H-1B Master's Cap Reached


USCIS has announced it received enough H-1B petitions to meet the advanced degree exemption cap for Fiscal Year 2020.

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Forbes Analyzes Rising H-1B Denial Rates


Goel & Anderson’s Managing Partner, Vic Goel, recently spoke with Forbes about rising H-1B denial rates.

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FY2020 H-1B Regular Cap Reached


Today USCIS announced it received enough petitions to meet the 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap for Fiscal Year 2020.

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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions


Today USCIS announced it is resuming premium processing service for all H-1B petitions.

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USCIS Announces Grace Period for New I-539


USCIS has announced a grace period for the new I-539, which it will publish on March 8, 2019 and require starting March 22, 2019.

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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for More H-1B Petitions


Today USCIS resumes premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed on or before December 21, 2018.

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March Visa Bulletin


The March 2019 Visa Bulletin continues to show slow advancement for most retrogressed visa categories.

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