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USCIS Proposes New H-1B Visa Rules

By Bill at December 04, 2018 23:20
Filed Under: Immigration News
On Nov 30, USCIS announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would make H1B Visa program more effective and efficient. Under the proposed rules, 1. USCIS would reverse the order by which USCIS selects H-1B petitions under the H-1B cap and the advanced degree exemption. This will willincrease up to 16% (or 5,340 workers) in the number of selected H-1B beneficiaries with a master's degree or higher from a U.S. institution of higher education. Currently, the advanced degree exemption is selec... [More]

DHS Proposes Merit-Based Rule for More Effective and Efficient H-1B Visa Program

By Bill at December 04, 2018 23:18
Filed Under: Immigration News
WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to first electronically register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during a designated registration period. Under the proposed rule, USCIS would also reverse the order by which USCIS selects H-1B petitions under the H-1B cap and the advanced degree exemption, likely increasing the numb... [More]

DHS Proposes Merit-Based Rule for More Effective and Efficient H-1B Visa Program

By Bill at December 04, 2018 22:45
Filed Under: Immigration News
WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to first electronically register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during a designated registration period. Under the proposed rule, USCIS would also reverse the order by which USCIS selects H-1B petitions under the H-1B cap and the advanced degree exemption, likely increasing the number... [More]

Employers filed over 650,000 LC for H-1B Visa in 2018

By Bill at November 08, 2018 01:03
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the whole fiscal year 2018 through our online database system.  From October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018, Department of Labor made decisions on 654,360 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs, the highest number in history. (view detailed report).   Total LCA Certified Denied Withdrawn 2018 654,360 599,782 8,480 45,951 2017 624,650 568,145 8,480 48,025 2016 647,8... [More]

How to Get Your H1-B Visa Petition Approved

By Bill at October 20, 2018 02:40
Filed Under: Tips and Features
In fiscal year 2017, USCIS approved nearly 385,000 H-1B visa petitions and denied about 83,000. Following are the most common reasons for the denials of those petitions, please read carefully and check employer LCA denial history. The employer does not appear to be a real, established, operating U.S. company with the capacity to hire and pay an H-1B worker. The employer has to provide documentation, such as a tax identification number, tax returns or financial statements. Website printouts,... [More]

This fall might be the best time to look for a job

By Bill at September 13, 2018 03:56
Filed Under: Tips and Features
In the US, recruiting and hiring is year round. However, the busiest hiring season is the fall(Labor Day through Thanksgiving). Job seekers who make contact right at the start of these cycles have the best chance of being hired!  In September, decision makers are back from summer vacation. Hiring managers push for an increase to take advantage of remaining budget for the year. If they don't hire before January, they might lose the allocated funds for new employees. CEOs also try to reduc... [More]

Over half million labor petitions for H1-B visa processed in 9 months

By Bill at August 07, 2018 19:50
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications(LCA) filed by U.S. employers during the first 9 months of fiscal year 2018 through our legacy database system. From October 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, Department of Labor processed 541,555 LCA for H-1B visa jobs: 7,159 were denied, 37,054 were withdrawn. U.S. employers still submitted large number of LCA after April when the annual quota for H-1B Visa was used up. The total number is estimated to be over 140K at the end of July. Click here to understa... [More]

H1-B Visa Cap Exempt Employers

By Bill at July 12, 2018 17:17
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
USCIS has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year 2019 on April 6,2018. 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 Organization... [More]

Best U.S. Job Market in Decades

By Bill at June 14, 2018 17:02
Filed Under: Immigration News
By almost any of the usual measures, the U.S. job market is better than it has been in decades, or in history. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May 2018 was 3.8 percent, the lowest level in nearly 20 years. Unemployment insurance weekly initial claim filings were down to 222,000 for the week ending June 2, and the four-week moving average of 1,728,750 is the lowest it has been since December 8, 1973. For the first time ... [More]

Database of E-Verify Employers Updated

By Bill at May 26, 2018 17:17
Filed Under: Immigration News, Visa Knowledge
We have just obtained from USCIS and published the updated list of employers who enroll in E-Verify program and have 5 or more employees. Totally there are 546,907 employers on the list. We also enhanced the user interface so you can search employers and find their sponsorship information more easily. Please click here to find out if your potential employers have been verified! E-Verify is an Internet-based program run by the Department of Homeland Security that compares information from an ... [More]

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