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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]

Unemployment rate drops in tech during coronavirus pandemic

By Bill at May 19, 2020 17:59
Filed Under: Immigration News
The unemployment rate for individuals in computer occupations declined from 3% in January 2020 to 2.8% in April 2020. At the same time, the unemployment rate for individuals in all other occupations increased from 4% to 15%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. read full report Occupation January 2020 April 2020 Computer Occupation 3% 2.8% All other Occupations 4.1% 15% Why did professionals in computer occupations fare much ... [More]

Trump admin's appeal against revoking H4 visas

By Bill at May 09, 2020 23:02
Filed Under: Immigration News
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) argued that the American technology workers, who had challenged the 2015 ruling on giving work permits to H-4 visa-holders, have not been irreparably harmed by such work authorisation. WASHINGTON: The US government has made a U-turn in its plan to review and possibly revoke what is known as the H-4 employment authorisation document (EAD), which allowed spouses of H-1B visa holders to legally work in the country. Indian nationals account for over two-thi... [More]

2020 LCA Petitions Published through Upgraded LCA System

By Bill at April 24, 2020 22:23
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor petitions filed during the first six 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!From October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, Department of Labor made decisions on 272,089 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs. This number is much lower this year due to the new H-1B electronic reg... [More]

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Covering Issues Related to the H-1 and H-2 Visa Programs

By Bill at April 21, 2020 22:19
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At myvisajobs, the health and well-being of our customers, employees and the communities we serve is our first priority. We will continue to provide most accurate data and information regarding visa programs to help foreigners work and live in United States.Following are three rounds of frequently asked questions covering issues related to the H-1B visa and H-2A visa Program, issued by Department of Labor recently. View the Round 3 FAQs regarding COVID-19The Round 3 FAQs address potential iss... [More]

H-1B Electronic Registration Process: Important Dates

By Bill at February 24, 2020 23:03
Filed Under: Immigration News
USCIS formally announced the implementation of the H-1B registration process for fiscal year 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions. Full AnnouncementUnder this new process, prospective petitioners(employers) will complete a registration process that requires only basic information about the prospective petitioner and each requested worker.Step by Step InstructionUSCIS will open an initial registration period for the FY 2021 cap from March 1 to March 20, 2020. The H-1B random selection process, if... [More]

Registration Selection Notifications

By Bill at February 24, 2020 23:02
Filed Under: Visa Knowledge
USCIS intends to notify registrants and their representatives with selected registrations via their USCIS online accounts no later than March 31, 2020. A registrant’s USCIS online account will show one of the four following statuses for each registration: Submitted: A registration status may continue to show “Submitted” after the initial selection process has been completed. "Submitted" registrations will remain in consideration for selection until the end of the fiscal yea... [More]

Employers filed more petitions for green card in 2019

By Bill at February 05, 2020 22:13
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 2019, Department of Labor received 113,104 labor certifications(LC) for green card, a 8.3% increase from fiscal year 2018.During the same period of time, Department of Labor processed 102,655 labor certifications(LC): 5,535 were denied and 3,971 were withdrawn. We have published all those petitions on our legacy database system.... [More]