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DOL made decisions on nearly 100K labor petition in three months

By Bill at February 26, 2021 17:59
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor petitions filed during the first three months of fiscal year 2021 through the LCA system for H-1B visa and LC system for green card.From October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, Department of Labor made decisions on 80,622 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs, and 17,927 labor petitions for green card.The initial registration period for FY2022 H-1B cap will open at noon (ET) on March 9, please click here to know more information.U.S. employ... [More]

H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 9

By Bill at February 09, 2021 06:02
Filed Under: Immigration News
USCIS just announced that the effective date of the H-1B Wage Selection Final Rule will be delayed until December 31, 2021. Accordingly, USCIS will use the random selection process it used last year for the FY2022 H-1B cap season.The initial registration period for FY2022 H-1B cap will open at noon (ET) on March 9 and run through noon (ET) on March 25. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to fill out petitioner and beneficiary information and submit t... [More]

DHS Delays Effective Date of H-1B Selection Final Rule

By Bill at February 09, 2021 05:23
Filed Under: Immigration News
Release Date 02/04/2021 On Jan. 7, USCIS announced the H-1B Selection final rule, which amended the regulations governing the process by which USCIS selects H-1B registrations for the filing of H-1B cap-subject petitions. To give USCIS more time to develop, test, and implement the modifications to the H-1B registration system and selection process, DHS is delaying the effective date of this final rule from March 9, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2021. The delay will also provide more time for ... [More]

2021 H1B Visa and Green Card Reports Released

By Bill at January 29, 2021 01:19
Filed Under: Immigration News, Tips and Features, the leading employment website for immigrants, has released its 16th Annual H1B Visa and Employment-based Green Card reports, which are based on nearly 578,000 Labor Condition Application(LCA) and 72,000 permanent labor certifications.To help you pitch the employers who are more likely to sponsor you in 2021, we have updated all employers' contact information and added demographic profiles of their foreign workers. Click to see example profile and contact person li... [More]

USCIS Replaces H-1B Lottery with Salary-Based Selection

By Bill at January 10, 2021 20:24
Filed Under: Immigration News
WASHINGTON - USCIS just announced on January 7th that the annual H-1B cap lottery process will be replaced with a salary-based selection process. The final rule has been published and will come into effect in 60 days. read announcementUnder the new rule,H-1B cap visas will be allocated according to wage levels, giving priority to those earning the highest salaries in their respective occupations and geographic areas of employment.In effect, the H-1B cap visas would be awarded first to benef... [More]

USCIS Modifies H-1B Selection Process to Prioritize Wages

By Bill at January 10, 2021 19:41
Filed Under: Immigration News
Release Date  01/07/2021 Rule Expected to Protect the Economic Interests of American Workers WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a final rule that will modify the H-1B cap selection process, amend current lottery procedures, and prioritize wages to protect the economic interests of U.S. workers and better ensure the most highly skilled foreign workers benefit from the temporary employment program. Modifying the H-1B cap selection proc... [More]

All 2020 labor petitions for H-1B released

By Bill at December 02, 2020 07:29
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the whole fiscal year 2020 through our online database system.From October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020, Department of Labor made decisions on 577,334 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs, about 13% lower than last year. However, the number of denied or withdrawn cases were also substantially lower. (view detailed report).   Total LCA Certified Denied Withdrawn 2020 577,334 558,62... [More]

DOL approved 440,000 labor petitions for H-1B in 2020

By Bill at August 05, 2020 07:07
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor petitions filed during the first nine months of fiscal year 2020 through the upgraded LCA system. Our legacy database system is retiring and the new system has significantly expanded the scope of labor data available to our members. Search 2020 LCA Now!During this period, Department of Labor made decisions on over 462,000 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs, and approved nearly 440,000 of them. These numbers are lower than previous years due to&n... [More]

USCIS estimates H-1B population for the first time

By Bill at June 30, 2020 16:32
Filed Under: Immigration News
For the first time, USCIS has released an official government estimate of the number of H-1B visa holders working in the United States: "As of [September 30, 2019], the H-1B authorized-to-work population is approximately 583,420." For details, please read USCIS Report: H-1B Authorized to Work ReportHowever, some immigration analysts said that the estimated number might be too low. They claimed that the total number of H-1B approvals in the fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 was 1,085,040. Th... [More]

H1-B Visa Cap Exempt Employers

By Bill at June 16, 2020 01:22
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USCIS has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year 2021 two months ago. 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 Organizations that r... [More]