Important H-1B Update: US employers must file H1B petitions for those selected in the H1B lottery before June 30.
Litwin & Smith has a long history of success guiding businesses through the filing process. Please contact us today for a free 10-minute H-1B consultation.

Important H-1B Update: US employers must file H1B petitions for those selected in the H1B lottery before June 30. Litwin & Smith has a long history of success guiding businesses through the filing process. Please contact us today for a free 10-minute consultation.

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How TPS Holders Can Apply for Green Cards

People in the US with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) now have a path to apply for green cards. Under the Trump administration, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had halted a critical process that allowed many foreign nationals to apply for permanent residency. However, the agency has reinstated this process, once more allowing TPS holders to pursue their green

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What Is Temporary Protected Status and What Are the Benefits in 2022?

Early in August, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is reinstating a process that will allow people covered by Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to apply for green cards in the US. This gives thousands of migrants the chance to become permanent residents, including many who technically entered the US

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USCIS Restores Path to Green Cards for TPS Holders

In a significant win for people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), the federal government has officially reinstated a significant process that will allow them to apply for green cards. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will once again permit TPS holders to leave and re-enter the US to receive an official inspection and admission to the

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H1B Request for Evidence: What You Need to Know

The two most well-known results of H1B applications are simple: approvals and denials. However, there’s a third possible response your H1B application may receive. In some instances, you may receive a “Request for Evidence” from USCIS. This is neither an approval nor a denial; it’s a sign that your application wasn’t complete. If you’ve received a Request for Evidence, don’t

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2023 H-1B Lottery Winners Must Submit Petition By June 30, 2022

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services H1-B visa lottery has ended and the petition submission phase for those who were selected has begun. After USCIS H1-B visa registrations are marked “Selected,” those lottery winners will be able to download a PDF of the H-1B cap Registration Selection notice. This document includes detailed information about both your employee (the petitioner) and the

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FY2023 H-1B LOTTERY PETITIONS MUST BE FILED BEFORE JUNE 30

On Tuesday, March 29th, USCIS announced that they have received enough registrations to reach the H-1B cap (including the master’s cap). US employers must file H1B petitions for those selected in the H1B lottery before June 30. To speak with one of our immigration attorneys for assistance filing an H-1B petition, please contact us to schedule a free 10-minute H-1B

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USCIS Announces Record Number of H-1B Cap Registrations for FY2023

USCIS announced that they have received 483,927 Registrations for the 2023 H1B Cap, surpassing last year by almost 180,000—nearly a 60% increase! According to USCIS, 31% of the submissions were made under the U.S. Master’s Cap, for which there are 20,000 dedicated visas. USCIS has selected 127,000 registrations in anticipation of filling 85,000 H-1B Cap spots. Those with selected registrations

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The FY2023 H-1B Lottery Has Been Completed

On Tuesday, March 29th, USCIS announced that they have received enough registrations to reach the H-1B cap (including the master’s cap). Prospective petitioners that have been selected through the lottery process should have received a notice from USCIS stating their eligibility to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary named in their selected registration. Registrants should login to their

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FY2023 H-1B CAP NON-IMMIGRANT WORKER PETITION

The H-1B allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in the U.S. on a nonimmigrant basis in specialty occupations. For candidates who have not been previously approved for H-1B employment, their H-1B petition requires employer pre-registration. Below is the information. The H-1B petition has increased in level of difficulty and the documentation required to establish the position offered or extended

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Does the EB5 Visa Program Need A Tune-Up?

Congress created the EB5 visa program in 1990 as a tool to encourage foreign investments while giving immigrant investors the ability to attain lawful permanent residency and boosting the U.S. economy. However, critics say the program’s backlog discourages foreign investment. While the program’s aim to spur economic activity remains, the backlog – caused by increasing petition processing periods and the lack of

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