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Blog Posts in March, 2021

  • H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

    USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap) including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap). USCIS randomly selected from among the registrations properly submitted to reach the cap. The agency has notified all prospective petitioners with selected registrations that they ...
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  • Lawsuit Filed Against DHS for L-2 and H-4 Processing Delays

    On March 23, 2021, a class action lawsuit was filed against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) challenging the extraordinary processing delays on extensions of status and extensions of employment authorization documents (EAD) for H-4 and L-2 nonimmigrant spouses. Jennifer Minear, President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) stated, “The delays that H-4 and L-2 ...
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  • FORM I-944 NO LONGER NECESSARY TO FILE GREEN CARD APPLICATIONS!!!

    USCIS is no longer applying the August 2019 Public Charge Final Rule. As a consequence, among other changes, USCIS will apply the public charge inadmissibility statute consistent with the 1999 Interim Field Guidance . In other words, USCIS is not considering an applicant’s receipt of Medicaid (except for long-term institutionalization at the government’s expense), public housing, or Supplemental ...
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  • How to Find the Right Sponsor Employer for a Temporary Work Visa

    If you want to work in the United States and get a temporary employment visa, you will need a sponsor to apply. Most U.S. employment immigration visas require applicants to demonstrate that they have an employment opportunity lined up in the United States. The employer must be willing to go through the immigration process to hire a temporary worker. If you want to apply for an employment visa, our ...
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  • FY 2022 H-1B CAP REGISTRATION PROCESS TIMELINE

    Please see below for important dates to remember for the FY2022 H-1B Cap Registration: March 2 : Petitioners and registrants can begin creating H-1B registrant accounts at 12pm (EST). March 9 : H-1B registration period opens at 12pm (EST). March 25 : H-1B registration period closes at 12pm (EST).. March 31 : Date by which USCIS intends to notify selected registrants. April 1 : The earliest date ...
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