Immigration Blog

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]

Understand H-1B Visa Requirements

By Bill at February 01, 2020 17:48
Filed Under: Visa Knowledge
USCIS will open an initial registration period from March 1 through March 20, 2020, for the FY 2021 H-1B numerical allocations. Please read announcement for more information.Below are the four key requirements you must fulfill to apply for an H-1B Visa. You must have an employer-employee relationship with the petitioning U.S. employer. more tipsIn general, a valid employer-employee relationship is determined by whether the U.S. employer may hire, pay, fire, supervise or othe... [More]

2020 H1B Visa and Green Card Reports Released

By Bill at January 23, 2020 18:50
Filed Under: Immigration News, the leading employment website for immigrants, has released its 15th Annual H1B Visa and Employment-based Green Card reports, which are based on more than 665,000 Labor Condition Application(LCA) and nearly 103,000 permanent labor certifications.To help you pitch the employers who are more likely to sponsor you in 2020, we have updated all employers' contact information and added demographic profiles of their foreign workers. Click to see example profile and contac... [More]

USCIS Formally Announces Implementation of Electronic H-1B Registration Process and the Registration Timeframe

By Bill at January 18, 2020 03:37
Filed Under: Immigration News
On Jan. 9, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a Federal Register notice formally announcing the implementation of the H-1B registration process for fiscal year 2021 H‑1B cap-subject petitions. This notice is required for the initial implementation of the registration process, as stated in the Jan. 31, 2019, H-1B registration final rule. USCIS will open an initial registration period from March 1 through March 20, 2020, for the FY 2021 H-1B numerical allocat... [More]