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L-1B Visa Petition Denial Rates Soar for Highly Skilled Professionals

Posted on March 31, 2015

The National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), a non-profit, non-partisan public policy research organization focusing on trade, immigration, and related issues, filed a Freedom of Information ... Read More

Some I-130 Petition Cases Transferred within US Service Center Operations

Posted on March 31, 2015

On March 26, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced two operational changes to balance its overall workload. On March 27, 2015, USCIS began transferring some ... Read More

USCIS Releases Updated L-1B Adjudications Policy for Public Feedback

Posted on March 25, 2015

On March 24, 2015, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) released an updated policy memorandum on the L-1B nonimmigrant visa classification for workers with specialized ... Read More

USCIS Will Begin Accepting H-1B Visa Petitions for Fiscal Year 2016 on April 1, 2015

Posted on March 19, 2015

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2016 beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The H-1B visa program allows US businesses to ... Read More

Visa Bulletin for April 2015 Released

Posted on March 18, 2015

The Visa Bulletin for April 2015 has been released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS). Each month, the Department of State publishes priority dates for various employment based and family based ... Read More

H1B Premium Processing Date Adjusted and Expected to Fill by First 5 Business Days

Posted on March 13, 2015

USCIS, on March 12, 2015, announced a temporary adjustment in its current premium processing receipt levels. In order to prioritize data entry for cap subject H-1B petitions, USCIS will begin premium ... Read More

Green Card Deemed a Better Solution than EAD for H-4 Visa Holders

Posted on March 12, 2015

Each year, the US government issues about 85,000 H-1B visas allowing foreign employees to work in the US temporarily. Until recently, spouses of those H-1B visa holders on H-4 visas were not allowed ... Read More