Employment-based Immigration

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USCIS Releases Application Checklists to Assist Immigration Applicants

Posted on May 11, 2016

The United States Customs and immigration Service has announced the release of optional checklists to assist in the submission of two application form packages.  The checklists are part of a pilot ... Read More

H-1B Cap Met. USCIS’s Random Selection Process Completed for Fiscal Year 2017

Posted on April 12, 2016

USCIS announced that the annual H-1B cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year 2017 has been met, along with the 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption.  It is said to have ... Read More

US Administers Major Sting Operation: 21 Arrested For Fraudulent Visas

Posted on April 06, 2016

Federal agents have arrested 21 brokers, employers, and recruiters involved in fraudulently maintaining student visas and obtaining student worker visas over the past 2 ½ years through the fake ... Read More

DHS Launches New Program to Help Petitioning US Employers

Posted on March 09, 2016

On March 3, 2016, the United States Department of Homeland Security announced the launch of its Known Employer pilot project, which is intended to improve the process for USCIS in determining ... Read More

India Files WTO Complaint Against US Over H-1B Visa Fee Increases

Posted on March 08, 2016

India has filed a World Trade Organization (WTO) complaint with the United States over the recent U.S. law raising H-1B visa fees for certain companies. The new law, made effective December 18, 2015, ... Read More

Recent Changes Made to H-2A & H-2B Visa Programs

Posted on February 18, 2016

USCIS recently announced new changes to the H-2A and H-2B visa programs that will both expand applicant eligibility for these programs and allow more international workers to enter or stay in the ... Read More

USCIS Proposed Rule May Improve Certain Employment-Based Visa Programs

Posted on February 16, 2016

USCIS recently announced a proposed rule intended to improve certain features of employment-based visa programs. Other changes were also proposed that would make it easier for U.S. employers to hire ... Read More