Washington D.C., June 23, 2021: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today it will accept resubmitted fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were rejected or administratively closed solely because the requested start date was after Oct. 1, 2020. If your FY 2021 petition was...

Washington, D.C., June 23, 2021: The Federal Court litigation seeking to invalidate the EB-5 Regulations (known as BEHRING REGIONAL CENTER LLC v. WOLF) resulted in an order invalidating the regulations. Judge Corley of the Federal District Court in the Northern District of California accepted plaintiff’s core...

Washington, DC, June 22, 2021: Senators Grassley (R-Iowa) and Leahy (D-Vermont) informed their respective caucuses that they plan to seek a unanimous consent vote on S. 831, the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act using the hotline process. S.831 seeks to re-authorize the EB-5 regional center...

Washington, D.C., June 10, 2021: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will offer filing flexibilities to provide relief to certain applicants and petitioners impacted by delays at a USCIS lockbox. These flexibilities only apply to benefit requests submitted to a USCIS lockbox and not to USCIS...

Washington, D.C., June 14, 2021: A new research report finds that the US economy is heading for an inflexion point: the number of high-skilled jobs available outpaces the number of local qualified applicants and the number of foreign skilled workers available under current immigration quotas. The...

On June 10, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 6,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in its most recent Express Entry draw. The minimum score in this draw was 368. IRCC published a cutoff time for the tie-break rule, whether or not there was any...