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Great News! H-4 visa holders can apply for work authorization in May!

By Bill at February 24, 2015 22:41
Filed Under: Immigration News
Myvisajobs team are excited to share some great news with you! USCIS announced on Feb 24 that the final rule allowing spouses of certain H1-B visa holders to obtain work authorization was approved, and would become effective on May 26, 2015! view final rule orUSCIS announcement USCIS estimates the number of individuals eligible to apply for employment authorization under the new rule could be as high as 179,600 in the first year and 55,000 annually in subsequent years. The nu... [More]

DHS extend employment authorization to certain H-4 dependents

By Bill at February 24, 2015 21:47
Filed Under: Immigration News
Release Date: February 24, 2015 WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept employment in t... [More]

New EAD Application Form Approved to Include H-4 Visa Applicants

By Bill at February 23, 2015 22:10
Filed Under: Immigration News
We reported last year that Department of Homeland Security proposed to extend work authorization to H-4 Visa holders. It is estimated that approximately 97,000 H-1B spouses will be eligible under this new rule within the first year and then over 30,000 annually after that. On February 13, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved on emergency bases the revised I-765 form(Application for Employment Authorization), adding H-4 applicants. Once the Final Rule becomes effective, H-... [More]

FY2015 First Quarter H1B Visa and Green Card Data Published!

By Bill at February 14, 2015 02:21
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the first three months of fiscal year 2015 through our legacy database system. From October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, U.S. employers filed 89,231 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 1,761 were denied, 2,910 were withdrawn, 8,048 werewithdrawn after being certified. During the same time, Department of Labor made decisions on 16,618 labor certifications for employment green card: 1,322 were... [More]

2015 H1B Visa and Green Card Reports Released

By Bill at January 26, 2015 20:53
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
During the fiscal year 2014, U.S. employers submitted 519,504 labor condition applications for H-1B visas, and Department of Labor made decisions on 70,998 permanent labor certifications for green cards. [More]

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Increase Visas and Green Cards for Foreign Workers

By Bill at January 16, 2015 01:24
Filed Under: Immigration News
On January 14, Republican and Democratic senators introduced legislation that would make it easier for U.S. employers to hire more foreign specialists in science, technology and engineering(full text, summary, AILA News Release). Among the bill's provisions are the following: Increases the H-1B cap from 65,000 to 115,000 and allows the cap to go up (but not above 195,000) or down (but not below 115,000), depending on actual market demand. Removes the existing 20,000 cap on the U.S.... [More]

AILA: Immigration Innovation Act Would Help Economy

By Bill at January 16, 2015 00:19
Filed Under: Immigration News
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) applauds the introduction of the Immigration Innovation Act of 2015 (S. 153) by Senators Hatch (R-UT), Klobuchar (D-MN), Rubio (R-FL), Coons (D-DE), Flake (R-AZ), and Blumenthal (D-CT). The Immigration Innovation Act (“I-Squared” Act) provides critical reforms needed in the area of high-skilled immigration. [More]

Summary of S. 153, Immigration Innovation Act of 2015

By Bill at January 15, 2015 23:53
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Summary of S. 153, Immigration Innovation ("I-Squared") Act of 2015, Bi-Partisan Bill Sponsored by Summary of S. 153, Immigration Innovation ("I-Squared") Act of 2015, Bi-Partisan Bill Sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch. [More]

ALL 2014 Labor Petitions for H1B and Green Card Published!

By Bill at December 18, 2014 00:47
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have just published all labor certifications filed by U.S. employers during fiscal year 2014 through our legacy database system. From October 2013 to September 2014, U.S. employers filed 519,504 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs, a 17% increase from 2013. During the same time, Department of Labor made decisions on 70,998 labor certifications for employment green card: a 61% increase from 2013.    2014 2013 2012 2011 LCA filed for H1B Visa... [More]

Do you meet H1B visa qualification requirements?

By Bill at November 12, 2014 19:00
Filed Under: Visa Knowledge
The H1B visa is a temporary worker visa in specialty occupations. To qualify for it, you must meet one of the following three education requirements: You hold a bachelor's or higher degree in the specialty occupation from an accredited college or university. You have 12 years of progressively responsible work experience in the specialty. You have a combination of education and related professional work experience in the specialty. Three years of specialized experience is generally con... [More]

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