Employment-based Immigration

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USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of FY 2017

Posted on January 12, 2017

The final receipt date for new worker petitions requesting employment start dates before April 1, 2017 was January 10, 2017 and USCIS is said to have received enough petitions to reach the ... Read More

H-2B Employers Advised Against Identifying Returning Workers in Petitions for FY 2017

Posted on December 21, 2016

The H-2B returning worker provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 expired on September 30, 2016 and because Congress has not reauthorized the program, USCIS is now urging employers ... Read More

New Rule for Upcoming Year Prevents Automatic Revocation of I-140 Petitions

Posted on December 02, 2016

Effective January 17, 2017, employers will no longer be able to revoke I-140 petitions from employees who have held them for more than 180 days, even if their services have been terminated. This means ... Read More

Revisions for H4 EAD Visa Holders

Posted on December 02, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced a series of finalized rules to improve the employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visa programs, some of which pertain to H4 EAD visa ... Read More

Improved Rules for H1B Visa Holders Announced

Posted on December 01, 2016

On November 18, 2016, a final rule on the H1B visa program was published by the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to improve the employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visa programs ... Read More

Enforcement Action Increases to Encourage I-9 Form Compliance

Posted on October 21, 2016

In 1986, with the enactment of the Immigration Reform and Control Act, employers were required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of their employees. To encourage compliance a number ... Read More

USCIS Looking for Numbers on H-2B Employees for 2017

Posted on September 20, 2016

The United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) has put a call out to prospective H-2B employers seeking to hire potential returning foreign national workers, with employment start dates in ... Read More