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Avoid Willful violator and Debarred H-1B Employers‏‎

By Bill at June 18, 2015 21:07
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
Before applying for visa jobs, you should know whether the employers are willful violator employers or H-1B Dependent Employers or Debarred/Disqualified Employers! Willful violator employers are the employers who have committed either a willful failure or a misrepresentation of a material fact when hiring foreign workers. An employer is considered H-1B dependent if it has: 25 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and at least eight H-1B nonimmigrant workers; or 26 - 50 full-... [More]

Work Authorization for H-4 Program Begin as Planned after Judge's Ruling

By Bill at May 26, 2015 23:17
Filed Under: Immigration News
On May 24, Federal District Judge Tanya Chutkan denied Save Jobs USA's motion for preliminary injunction against H-4 EAD rule. This ruling means President Obama's controversial EAD for H-4 program can go into effect on May 26 as planned.read news, read ruling Under the program, legal guest-workers' spouses, who now are generally barred from working, will be allowed to apply for work permits, giving them the chance to win jobs. The Obama administration said allowing the spouses to work ... [More]

Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

By Bill at May 26, 2015 21:49
Filed Under: Visa Knowledge
Note: If you are filing Form I-765 with another form type, such as Form I-539, please file both forms at the location specified by the other form. The below addresses should be used when Form I-765 is not being submitted with another form. Eligibility Category 8 CFR Category Description Filing Location 274a.12     (a)(1) Lawful Permanent Resident Separate employment authorization card not required. Use Form I-551 (Permanent Residence Card). (a)(3) Refugee... [More]

FAQs: Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

By Bill at May 26, 2015 21:38
Filed Under: Visa Knowledge
Frequently Asked Questions Determining If You May Apply for Employment Authorization As an H-4 nonimmigrant, would my employment authorization be limited to just my H-1B spouse’s time under AC21? For example, if my H-1B spouse’s petition is approved for the remaining time left in the 6-year period of admission plus the one year under AC21 §§ 106(a) and (b), and my H-4 status is granted the same period of time, how long will my employment authorization be valid... [More]

H-4 EAD Requirement and Application Procedure

By Bill at May 26, 2015 21:18
Filed Under: Immigration News, Visa Knowledge
Eligibility Requirements You are eligible if you are the H-4 dependent spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant if your H-1B nonimmigrant spouse: Is the principal beneficiary of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or Has been granted H-1B status under sections 106(a) and (b) of the AC21. The AC21 permits H-1B nonimmigrants seeking employment-based lawful permanent residence to work and remain in the United States beyond the six-year limit. How to Apply You must... [More]

Certain H-4 Visa Holders Can Apply For Application for Employment Authorization(EAD) Now

By Bill at May 26, 2015 21:16
Filed Under: Immigration News
Beginning May 26, 2015, certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants can file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, as long as the H-1B nonimmigrant has already started the process of seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. Specifically, H-4 dependent spouses may apply for employment authorization if the H-1B nonimmigrant:     1. Is the principal beneficiary of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or    ... [More]

Judge Denied Motion for Preliminary Injunction in H-4 EAD Rule Lawsuit

By Bill at May 26, 2015 20:53
Filed Under: Immigration News
On  24 May, 2015, Judge Tanya Chutkan of the Federal District Court in the District of Columbia denied the plaintfiff's motion for preliminary injunction against H-4 EAD rule. The USCIS can comfortably implement the H-4 EAD program beginning from May 26, 2015.   Read Judge's Denial Opinion Technology workers who say they lost their jobs to immigrant workers lost their bid to halt President Obama’s latest guest-worker program after a court ruled Sunday evening that they couldn&r... [More]

2015 Labor Petitions for Green Card Released in Extended Format

By Bill at May 14, 2015 18:22
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We have published all labor certifications(PERM) approved by Department of Labor during the first six months of fiscal year 2015 through our legacy database system. The 2015 data is in extended format: the number of fields increases from 24 to 150. You can now view the details of immigration attorney, job opportunity, recruitment efforts and alien worker. From October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, Department of Labor made decisions on 42,189 labor certifications for green card jobs: ... [More]

All 2015 Second Quarter Labor Petitions Released

By Bill at April 20, 2015 21:57
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the first six months of fiscal year 2015 through our legacy database system. From October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, Department of Labor made decisions on 382,259 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 6,427 were denied, 23,870 were withdrawn(view detailed report).    Year to Date First Quarter Second Quarter Total LCA 382,259 89,347 292,912 Certified 351,962 77,... [More]

Where to Find Cap Exempt H-1B Employers?

By Bill at April 14, 2015 01:17
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
USCIS has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year 2016 on April 7. However, USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap. Petitions for new H-1B employment are exempt from the annual cap if the beneficiaries will work at Institutions of higher education Non-profit entities related or affiliated to a higher education institution Non-profit research organizations or governmental research organizations Petitions filed ... [More]

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