Employment-based Immigration

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Employers May Be Required to File Amended H-1B Petitions

Posted on May 26, 2015

Employers of H-1B workers may have to file amended H1B petitions for their employees as a result of the Simeio Solutions decision issued April 9, 2015 by the Administrative Appeal Office (AAO). United ... Read More

Employment Authorization for H4 Visa Holders: FAQs

Posted on May 22, 2015

As the effective date for Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses final rule approaches, awaiting applicants may have some questions specific to filing for EAD. USCIS has compiled a ... Read More

USCIS Hopes to Increase L-1B Visa Acceptance Rate with Release of Policy Memorandum

Posted on May 20, 2015

On March 24, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a policy memorandum discussing the “specialized knowledge” requirement for the L-1B visa category. The ... Read More

USCIS Reminds Public to Submit Comments on Revised Form I-912

Posted on May 14, 2015

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds stakeholders to submit their comments regarding the revised Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, by May 18, 2015. USCIS will ... Read More

EAD for H4 Interrupted: Lawsuit Filed Against DHS

Posted on May 08, 2015

Save Jobs USA, a group of former Southern California Edison employees who lost their jobs to H-1B visa holders, has filed a case against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding the recent ... Read More

USCIS Completes Data Entry of H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions, Will Begin Returning Unselected Petitions

Posted on May 08, 2015

On May 4, 2015, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced its completion of data entry for all FY 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in the computer-generated ... Read More

Not Selected in H1B Visa Lottery? Your Other Options to Stay in the US

Posted on May 05, 2015

Disappointment may strike many H1B petitioners this time of season as USCIS begins to release the FY 2016 lottery results. USCIS received nearly 233,000 applications to fulfill a total cap of only ... Read More