Immigration Blog

U.S. unemployment rate at half-century low

By Bill at July 06, 2019 17:53
Filed Under: Immigration News
The U.S. economy added 224,000 jobs in June, surging past expectations and helping ease fears about the nation's economic health amid President Trump's trade war. The unemployment rate inched up to 3.7 percent, remains near a half-century low. The rate increased because more Americans entered the labor force, meaning they found a job or are actively searching for one again. Many companies say they are struggling to find enough workers to fill all their job openings as the unemployment rate has... [More]

Unemployed Rates by occupation and sex June 2019

By Bill at July 06, 2019 15:43
Filed Under: Immigration News
Unemployed persons by occupation and sex[Numbers in thousands] OccupationTotal unemployedUnemployment rates June2018June2019TotalMenWomen June2018June2019June2018June2019June2018June2019 Total, 16 years and over(1) 6,812 6,292 4.2 3.8 4.1 3.7 4.2 4.0   Management, professional, and related occupations 1,575 1,540 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.8 2.8 2.9 Management, business, and financial operations occupations 536 519 2.1 1.9 2.1 1.6 ... [More]

New E-Verify Database Published

By Bill at June 17, 2019 13:59
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have just obtained from USCIS the lastest version of E-Verify employer database, which contains nearly 600,000 U.S. companies with 5 or more employees. Since the database contains new information like hiring states or industry, we enhanced the E-Verify employer search interface as well. It is very important that you use following link to find out if your potential sponsors are verifed. E-Verify is a United States Department of Homeland Security (DH... [More]

New immigration plan to focus on high-skilled workers

By Bill at May 29, 2019 23:46
Filed Under: Immigration News
On May 16, President Trump announced an immigration proposal that would favor admissions based on merit rather than family ties, thus dramatically reshape the legal immigration system in the United States. The proposal would judge immigrants with a points-based system that would favor high-skilled workers -- accounting for age, English proficiency, education and whether the applicant has a well-paying job offer. Currently, only about 12% of immigrants are admitted based on employment and skill... [More]

US sponsors submitted over 400K labor petitions for H1-B jobs in 6 months

By Bill at May 29, 2019 23:34
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have just published all labor petitions filed by U.S. employers during the first six months of fiscal year 2019 through our legacy database system. It includes all the LCA filed by employers for FY2019 cap subject H-1B petitions. From October 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019, Department of Labor made decisions on 412,424 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 4,082 were denied, 32,898 were withdrawn.   10/1/14-3/31/2015 10/1/15-3/31/2016 10/1/2016-3/31/2017 10/1/2017-3/... [More]

President Trump’s Bold Immigration Plan for the 21st Century

By Bill at May 29, 2019 23:28
Filed Under: Immigration News
When President Donald J. Trump addressed Americans from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday, he unveiled an immigration plan that will turn America’s broken immigration system from a source of national division into a point of pride and national unity. The President’s plan has two parts. First, it recognizes that full border security is the bedrock of any functioning immigration system and proposes functional, operational, and structural reforms to strengthen America&r... [More]

H-1B visa petitions increased 6%

By Bill at April 26, 2019 14:44
Filed Under: Immigration News
The number of cap subject H-1B petitions submitted for this year reached 201,011, about 6% increase from the 190,098 submitted last year, the first rise in 3 years. read more In accordance with the new H-1B regulation, USCIS changed the computer-generated random selection process. The result was an 11% increase in advanced-degree H-1B petitions being selected in the lottery, from last year's 56% to this year's 63%. USCIS will reject and return all unselected petitions with their filing fees, u... [More]

USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process

By Bill at April 26, 2019 14:18
Filed Under: Immigration News
On April 10, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated regular cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption for fiscal year (FY) 2020. After completing the random selection process for the regular cap, USCIS also determined that it has received a number of petitions projected as sufficient to meet the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap. USCIS received 201,011 H-1B... [More]

H-1B Visa Approval and Denial History for Every Employer Released

By Bill at April 13, 2019 01:45
Filed Under: Immigration News, Tips and Features
We have just obtained from USCIS 10 year H-1B Visa approval and denial history(2009-2019) and published on our website. This is the first time U.S. government releases such data. The database includes nearly 510,000 approvals and 41,000 denial for over 170,000 employers. While we are still analyzing and integrating the data, we believe it is very important for our users to have access to the data right away. Many employers, including some top visa sponsors had large numbers of H-1B visa denia... [More]

H-1B Visa Application Process: Step by Step

By Bill at April 13, 2019 01:44
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions that are subject to the FY 2020 cap on April 1, 2019. The H-1B application process entails the following steps. For more information, please visit our Visa Knowledge library. Employer Submits LCA to DOL for certification. The employer must apply for and receive Department of Labor(DOL) certification of an Labor Certification Application(LCA). more info Employer Submits Completed Form I-129 to USCIS. The employer should file Form I-129, Petition f... [More]