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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]

2018 H1B Visa and Green Card Reports Released

By Bill at January 12, 2018 21:12
Filed Under: Immigration News, the leading employment website for immigrants, has released its 13th Annual H1B Visa and Employment-based Green Card reports. During the fiscal year 2017, U.S. employers submitted 624,650 labor condition applications for H-1B visas, and Department of Labor made decisions on 97,602 permanent labor certifications for green cards*. To help you pitch the employers who are more likely to sponsor you in 2018, we have updated all employers' contact information and added demog... [More]

DOL denied 6.5% of labor petitions for green card in 2017

By Bill at December 13, 2017 20:02
Filed Under: Immigration News
For most employment based green card categories, U.S. employers starts the process by filing a permanent labor certification(LC) in PERM system. In fiscal year 2017, Department of Labor received 105,034 labor certifications(LC) for green card, a 8% increase from fiscal year 2016. During the same period of time, Department of Labor processed 97,603 labor certifications(LC): 6,413 were denied and 3,581 were withdrawn. We have published all those petitions on our legacy database system. ... [More]

December Is a Good Month to Apply for a Job

By Bill at November 30, 2017 20:02
Filed Under: Immigration News, Tips and Features
While employers and recruiters are trying to meet goals, the number of applications drops off! We strongly encourage you to take proactive actions in December to apply for new jobs and contact visa sponsors directly. Here are the reasons: H-1B Season: USCIS will start accepting cap-subject H-1B Visa petitions on April 1, 2018. It is only four months away. Potential Applicants: Applications tend to slow down during the holiday season more than openings do -- tipping the balance in favor o... [More]

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