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Updates on H-1B Program In Light of H-1B Cap Lottery & Recent ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Executive Order

On April 7, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the annual statutory cap of 85,000 visas for fiscal year 2018. The H-1B classification is a non-immigrant visa which permits U.S. employers to sponsor highly-skilled foreign nationals for temporary work authorization in specialty … Continue Reading

Effective April 3, 2017, USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

Late Friday evening on March 3, 2017, The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it will temporarily suspend its premium processing service for all H-1B petitions, including CAP-subject H-1B petitions.  The temporary suspension will begin on Monday, April 3, 2017, and may continue for up to 6 months.  This procedural change is intended … Continue Reading

Coming Soon to a Worksite Near You: Site Visits and Form I-9 Audits

As part of its stated goal to protect the U.S. worker, President Trump’s administration will be increasing worksite enforcement activities. This likely means that there will be more site visits of companies utilizing visa programs and more Form I-9 audits of all employers. Site visits are handled by the Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) … Continue Reading
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