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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]

Employers Submitted Over 620,000 Labor Petitions for H-1B Visa

By Bill at November 09, 2017 21:30
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the whole fiscal year 2017 through our legacy database system. From October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017, Department of Labor made decisions on 624,650 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs, nearly 4% less than last year's record number. (view detailed report).   Total LCA Certified Denied Withdrawn Certified-Withdrawn 2017 624,650 568,145 8,480 48,025 49,704 2016 647,852 569,... [More]

White House Proposed Skills-based Immigration System

By Bill at October 20, 2017 02:14
Filed Under: Immigration News
On Oct. 8, 2017, the White House released the promised Immigration Principles & Policies which outline the Trump Administration's position on immigration. This document is broken into three parts: 1) Border Security, 2) Interior Enforcement, and 3) Merit-Based Immigration. read full document "The current immigration system prioritizes extended family based chain migration over skills-based immigration and does not serve the national interest. Decades of low-skilled immigration has suppress... [More]

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