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H-1B Visa Lottery

Each year, approximately 85,000 new H-1B visas become available to US employers seeking to sponsor foreign national workers in “specialty occupation” positions across all industries. These new H-1B visas go into effect annually at the start of the federal government’s

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New Regulation Replaces H-1B Cap Lottery Process with Selection Process Based on Wage Level

By Immigration Attorneys Donald Parker and Victoria Morte In 2020, the USCIS revised the lottery process, conducting the H-1B Lottery through an online registration system.  Sponsoring employers registered foreign nationals for the lottery online in the first three weeks of

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2021 H-1B Cap Lottery Process – Update

USCIS Provides Important Details on the Process for the Upcoming Electronic H-1B Registration Process By Grant W. Godfrey and Donald W. Parker In January 2020, we wrote a post discussing the new H-1B lottery process this year, which will require

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2021 H-1B Cap Lottery Process: Changes Ahead

USCIS Announces Upcoming H-1B Lottery Will Be Done Under the New Electronic Registration System — But Much Remains Unclear By Donald W. Parker, Immigration Lawyer Background on The New Law On January 31, 2019, the US Department of Homeland Security

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USCIS Has Opened Premium Processing to All H-1B Petitions Filed on or before December 21, 2018

By Grant Godfrey and John Gallini Effective today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting upgrades to premium processing service for all H-1B petitions filed on or before December 21, 2018. The suspension of premium processing for H-1B

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H-1B Cap Lottery Process: Important Regulatory Changes

By Donald W. Parker, Immigration Attorney On January 31, 2019, the US Department of Homeland Security promulgated a final regulation that makes several important changes in the H-1B lottery process, which we briefly addressed in our recently published alert about

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H-1B Cap Filing Window Still Scheduled to Open April 1

Changes Help Foreign Workers with Advanced U.S. Degrees By Grant Godfrey, Immigration Attorney U.S. Employers continue to struggle to fill highly-skilled positions, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields where well-educated U.S. workers with the required experience

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H-1B Premium Processing Update

USCIS Announces Extension and Expansion of the Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing and an Increase in the Premium Processing Filing Fee

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Will This Be the Last H-1B Visa Cap Craze?

By John Gallini and Grant Godfrey It has been open season for attacks on the H-1B program and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the Trump Administration is aiming to make U.S. employer sponsorship of foreign worker visas more

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H-1B Rumors: Proposed Change to Post-6th Year Extension Rules

By Donald Parker and Grant Godfrey On December 30, 2017, the McClatchy DC Bureau news service reported that according to two sources in the Trump Administration, the Administration is investigating whether it can limit the current rules which allow post-6th

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