USCIS has received a sufficient number of new H-1B skilled worker visa petitions to reach the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap for fiscal year 2020. Under new USCIS procedures, USCIS now determine there are a sufficient number of new Master’s Cap H-1B petitions to meet...

Washington, D.C. – March 22, 2019: Israel will join the growing number of nations whose citizens may receive the E-2 Treaty Investor visa, according to the Israel America Chamber of Commerce. This visa designation, expected to come into force in May 2019, allows a passport...

Washington, D.C. – March 22, 2019: This year’s H-1B cap lottery season will feature more options for Premium Processing than previous years, along with an inverted selection process to favor workers with U.S. Master’s degrees, and a system publicizing employers and H-1B work positions. In an...

Washington, D.C. – March 16, 2019: With two weeks remaining before the H-1B cap lottery, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on Friday issued a reminder to H-1B employers: electronic notices to employees must be “readily available, as a practical matter, to all affected employees”. It...

Washington, D.C. – March 16, 2019: The U.S. Department of State recently published its monthly Visa Bulletin for April, showing modest progress in the EB-1 and EB-5 waiting lists, and welcome jumps for Chinese EB-2 and Vietnamese EB-5 visa categories. EB-5 visas for Indians remained current...

Washington, D.C. – March 5, 2019: Last month, on Feb. 20, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent its proposed rule, titled “Removing H-4 Dependent Spouses from the Class of Aliens Eligible for Employment Authorization” or RIN 1615-AC15, to the Office of Management and...