USCIS Issues Guidance on When to File an H-1B Amendment

On April 9, 2015, USCIS’ Administrative Appeal Office (AAO) issued a precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC, which held that employers must file an H-1B Amendment when a new Labor Condition ApplicationLCALabor Condition Application - A request to the Department of Labor for a foreign worker to work in the United States. This application is required for H-1(b), specialty...
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No Quota or Filing Deadline Imposed on H-4 EAD Benefit

As reported in our last newsletter, the Department of Homeland SecurityThe mission of the DHSThe mission of the Department of Homeland Security -The many men and women who daily protect our borders and secure our country are committed to the safety of our homeland. DHS is now responsible for immigration and naturalizationThe conferring, by any means, of citizenship upon a person after birth.....
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USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Extensions

Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. CitizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected. and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015. During this time frame,...
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June 2015 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 China/India Move Forward

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its June 2015 Visavisa allows the bearer to apply for entry to the U.S. in a certain classification (e.g. student (F), visitor (B), temporary worker (H)). A visa does not grant the bearer the right to enter the United States. The Department of State (DOS) is responsible for visa adjudication at U.S. Embassies and Consulates outside of the U.S. The...
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USCIS Completes Data Entry for all H-1B Cap Cases

USCIS announced on May 4, 2015, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal yearCurrently, the twelve-month period beginning October 1 and ending September 30. Historically, until 1831 and from 1843-49, the twelve-month period ending September 30 of the respective year; from 1832-42 and 1850-67, ending December 31 of the respective year; from 1868-1976, ending June 30 of the respective year....
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