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Different Types of U.S. Work Visas

By Bill at April 10, 2018 16:16
Filed Under: Immigration News, Visa Knowledge
On April 6, USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master's cap.read more H-1B visa is not the only work visa that U.S. employers could use to employ foreign workers. Following are a few other types of U.S. work visas that are available. Please visit USA Worker Visa Comparison to review the complete list. L1 ... [More]

USCIS Reaches FY 2019 H-1B Cap

By Bill at April 10, 2018 14:36
Filed Under: Immigration News
USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap. The agency will reject and return filing fees for all unselected cap-subject petitions that are not prohibited multiple filings (PDF, 119 KB). USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap.  Petitions fi... [More]

First Quarter H1B Visa and Green Card Data Published

By Bill at March 18, 2018 05:45
Filed Under: Immigration News
  We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the first three months of fiscal year 2018 through our legacy visa system. If you want to check recent applications, please use our current visa system. From October 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, U.S. employers filed 94,266 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 1,506 were denied, 3,502 were withdrawn, 8,900 were withdrawn after being certified. During the same time, Department of Labor made decisions ... [More]

H-1B Visa Filing Checklist

By Bill at March 05, 2018 16:19
Filed Under: Immigration News, Tips and Features
U.S. employers are expected to file nearly 180,000 petitions during the first week of April when USCIS begins accepting cap subject H-1B petitions on April 2, 2018. USCIS has developed detailed information, including an optional checklist, Form M-735, Optional Checklist for Form I-129 H-1B Filings, on how to complete and submit an H-1B petition. Please review carefully. Cases will be considered accepted on the date USCIS takes possession of a properly filed petition with the correct fee. ... [More]

Four Key H-1B Visa Requirements

By Bill at February 18, 2018 15:44
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
USCIS will start accepting cap-subject H-1B visa petitions on April 2, 2018. Below are the four key requirements you must fulfill to apply for an H-1B Visa. You must have an employer-employee relationship with the petitioning U.S. employer. more tipsIn general, a valid employer-employee relationship is determined by whether the U.S. employer may hire, pay, fire, supervise or otherwise control the work of the H-1B worker. Your job must qualify as a specialty occupation by meeting one of the f... [More]

Will this year's H1B Visa quota increase or decrease

By Bill at February 14, 2018 15:08
Filed Under: Immigration News
On January 25, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch Jeff Flake introduced legislation that would double the number of H-1B visas, and prioritize adjudication of cap-subject H-1B visa petitions for holders of U.S. advanced degrees and STEM bachelor degrees. read details The bill is promising , but unlikely to become law within 2 months. When USCIS starts accepting cap-subject H-1B visa petitions on April 2, the annual quota will stay the same as last year: Annual Cap: 65,000 Advanced Degree Exemp... [More]

Hatch, Flake Introduce Merit-Based, High-Skilled Immigration Bill for the 21st Century

By Bill at February 02, 2018 16:24
Filed Under: Immigration News
Washington, D.C.—Jan 25, 2018 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced the Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) Act of 2018 to bring long-overdue reforms to our nation’s merit-based immigration laws for high-skilled workers. The bill focuses on areas vital to maintaining the United States’ competitiveness in the global economy: the availability of employment-based nonimmigrant visas (H-1B visas) for ind... [More]

Republican proposes large increase of employment green card

By Bill at January 23, 2018 22:55
Filed Under: Immigration News
On January 10, four Republican House leaders introduced the Securing America's Future Act, which is supported by the Republicans across the board. President Trump praised and endorsed the bill within hours. The new legislation includes border security, end to chain migration, DACA fix, increase of employment green card and a new guest worker program. Following are some key points. Please click here to read the one page summary. Increases Immigration Levels for Skilled Workers - Increases ... [More]

Goodlatte, McCaul, Labrador, McSally Introduce Immigration Legislation

By Bill at January 23, 2018 00:38
Filed Under: Immigration News
Bill Includes Interior Enforcement, Border Security, End to Chain Migration, and DACA Fix [More]

Trump Administration Supports the Securing America's Future Act

By Bill at January 23, 2018 00:37
Filed Under: Immigration News
THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press SecretaryJanuary 10, 2018Statement from the Press Secretary on Immigration LegislationPresident Donald J. Trump is grateful to Chairman Goodlatte, Chairman McCaul, Congressman Labrador, and Congresswoman McSally for introducing immigration legislation that would accomplish the President’s core priorities for the American people. The President looks forward to advancing legislation that secures the border, ends chain migration, cancels the visa lottery, an... [More]

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