Important H-1B Update: US employers must file H1B petitions for those selected in the H1B lottery before June 30.
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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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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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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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Presidential Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-⁠19 Pandemic

The Biden Administration’s policy is to implement science-based public health measures across all areas of the Federal Government to prevent the further introduction, transmission and spread of COVID-19 into and throughout the United States, including from international air travelers. These measures include testing and mask-wearing, which are critical strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19 from asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals,

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COVID-19 VACCINE ADVISORY

Individuals submitting Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, on or after October 1, 2021, must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Most applicants filing for adjustment of status to become a lawful permanent resident with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or an immigrant visa application with Department of State (DOS) must submit Form I-693 completed by

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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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DHS Extends IE Parole Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on May 10, 2021 that the Department of Homeland Security is withdrawing a 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking that proposed to remove the International Entrepreneur program from DHS regulations.

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