Recent H1b Process Changes Significantly Impact Employer Petitions

USCIS is issuing erroneous denials of COS and AOS applications where the foreign-national has purchased, but not used, an airline ticket to depart the U.S.

Daca Extensions Now Possible

The first DACA approvals will begin to expire in September 2014. To avoid a lapse in the period of deferral and employment authorization, individuals must file renewal requests before the expiration of their current period of DACA. USCIS encourages requestors to submit their renewal request approximately 120 days.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today, Monday April 7th, that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U. S. advanced degree exemption

DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – Do you qualify?

DHS Announces Expanded List of STEM Degree Programs

USCIS Validation Instrument for Business Enterprises (VIBE) Activated for Employment Based Petitions; H1B, E, L, R, TN, & I-140 s etc.

H-1B Portability Work Authorization Not Applicable to H1B Change of Status Petitions

Effective immediately, Public Law 111-230 Requires Additional Filing Fees For Certain Employers Seeking H-1 or L-1 Visas

Employer - Employee Relationship is discussed in the January 8, 2010 USCIS Employer - Employee Memo; Consulting Companies, Beneficiary Owned Companies, Third Party Placement, independent Contractors, Agent Employers Beware!

Passports Now Required for Travel Within Western Hemisphere