Immigration Blog

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of Labor made decisions on 412,424 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 4,082 were denied, 32,898 were withdrawn.   10/1/14-3/31/2015 10/1/15-3/31/2016 10/1/2016-3/31/2017 10/1/2017-3/...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]

How to Ensure You Properly File Your H-1B Cap-Subject Petition

By Bill at March 26, 2019 22:17
Filed Under: Tips and Features
USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions that are subject to the FY 2020 cap on April 1, 2019. Please check here to see the new rule that will go into effect on April 1. It is your responsibility to ensure that Form I-129 is completed accurately and submitted properly. Please follow these steps to ensure your attorney or your employer properly file your H-1B cap-subject petition: Complete all sections of the Form I-129 petition, including the H Classification Supplement and the H-1B Data C... [More]

Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

By Bill at March 22, 2019 16:43
Filed Under: Visa Knowledge
Regular Processing Form I-129 is filed at the California Service Center (CSC), the Vermont Service Center (VSC), the Nebraska Service Center (NSC), or the Texas Service Center (TSC), depending on which nonimmigrant classification and action the petitioner is requesting and where the petitioner is located.  For many classifications, the U.S. state or territory where your company or organization’s primary office is located will determine where you should send your Form I-129 package. ... [More]