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Category: H-1B Visas

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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3rd 2022 H1B Lottery Selection

USCIS recently determined the need to select additional registrations to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B numerical allocations, including the advanced degree exemption. On Nov. 19, USCIS selected additional registrations from among previously submitted electronic registrations using a random selection process. The petition filing period based on registrations selected on Nov. 19 will begin on Nov. 22, 2021, and

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Court Rules in Favor of L-2 and H-4 EAD

On September 23, 2021, Plaintiffs filed a putative class action alleging, pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), that USCIS unlawfully withholds employment authorization incident to status to L-2 Plaintiffs. The suit also alleged that USCIS unlawfully withholds automatic extensions of employment authorization for H-4 Plaintiffs. The court’s decision issued on November 10, 2021, states the following: H-4 Nonimmigrants Receive

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USCIS Conducts 2nd H1B Lottery

The Filing Window for Registrations Selected in the 2nd H1B Lottery ends Nov 3 USCIS recently determined that  additional registrations we needed to reach the FY 2022 numerical allocations. On July 28, USCIS selected previously submitted electronic registrations using a random selection process. The petition filing period based on registrations selected on July 28 will begin on Aug. 2 and

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Foreign students not selected in H1B cap lottery still have options

In recent years, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has implemented a program whereby a randomized lottery determines which applicants will be eligible for H1B cap petitions. The initial selection process for fiscal year 2022 has now come to an end. If your name was not selected in this lottery, what can you do? Fortunately, there are still many

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The FY 2022 H1B Cap

The FY 2022 H1B Cap Has Been Reached USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial FY 2022 H1B Cap registration period to reach the FY 2022 H1B Cap numerical allocations including the master’s  cap exemption. USCIS randomly selected from among the registrations properly submitted to reach the cap and has  notified all prospective petitioners with selected registrations that

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The FY 2022 H1B Cap Registration Period Has Ended!

The 2022 H1B Cap Registration Period Has Ended! USCIS will conduct computer-generated random selection, aka Lottery, to select regular quota filing registrants, then the master’s quota filing registrants. USCIS will notify employers by March 31 and let them know whether their petitions have been selected in the Lottery. If chosen, employers will have up to 90 days to file an

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Biden delays rule raising mandatory wages for H-1B workers

The Biden administration has delayed a controversial Trump-era rule that would raise mandatory minimum wages for foreign workers with the H-1B visa. It was scheduled to go into effect on March 15, but implementation is now extended to May 14. The Trump administration offered a revised version of the rule in January after losing a court battle over its initial

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USCIS May Reopen H1B Petitions Denied Under Trump Administration

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced it may reopen and/or reconsider adverse decisions on Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, made based on three rescinded policy memos. A petitioner may request that USCIS reopen and/or reconsider adverse decisions based on the three rescinded policy memos by properly filing Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, accompanied by the appropriate fee. 

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