Employment-based Immigration

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Cognizant Clamps Down On Green Card Filing

Posted on May 25, 2017

Giant Technology Solutions firm, Cognizant is clamping down on filing for Permanent Residency Green Cards for its employees under the EB1 and EB2 categories. Wanting to have a bigger onsite presence, ... Read More

Alternate Visas To Explore If You Do Not Get Through The H1B Cap

Posted on May 23, 2017

With the elaborate crackdown by the Trump administration on issuing of H1B visas, working professionals in specialized cadres are looking to see if there are alternatives to explore going forward. ... Read More

USCIS Announces H-1B Cap Met for FY 2018

Posted on April 07, 2017

The United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the 65,000, congressionally mandated 2018 Visa H-1B cap has been met, as well as, has the 20,000 United States Advanced Degree ... Read More

As EB-5 Program Latest Deadline Rapidly Approaches, Foreign Investors Rush to Apply

Posted on March 31, 2017

With the April 28 deadline for the EB-5 immigrant visa program rapidly approaching, developers and foreign nationals are rushing to apply. The future of the program is reportedly uncertain as congress ... Read More

H-2B Cap for FY 2017 Met

Posted on March 17, 2017

The congressionally mandated H-2B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017 has been met, according to USCIS. The final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions requesting employment start dates before October ... Read More

Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions Temporarily Suspended

Posted on March 03, 2017

USCIS recently announced that as of April 3, 2017, premium processing for all H-1B petitions will be temporarily suspended. This temporary suspension applies to all H-1B petitions filed on or after ... Read More

USCIS Rolls Out Implementation of Granting Work Authorization to Abused H-4 Visa Holders

Posted on March 02, 2017

It was recently announced that USCIS will begin granting work authorization to abused H-4 visa holders. 12 years ago, Congress authorized work authorization for abused spouses of H-1B visa holders ... Read More