Yelena Vilk

Yelena G. Vilk is a Senior Associate Attorney in the Green and Speigel U.S.’s Philadelphia Office. Her experience is extensive in an array of immigrant and nonimmigrant matters ranging from managing high-volume employment-based cases as well as family-based petitions. She is committed to helping U.S. companies secure and retain skilled individuals from abroad by navigating the challenging and ever-changing rules of the Department of Labor and Homeland Security.
H-2B Cap for the Second Half of FY2022 Reached

H-2B Cap for the Second Half of FY2022 Reached

On March 1, 2022, Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that as of February 25, 2022, it has received enough petitions to fill the 33,000 H-2B visas available for the second half of fiscal year 2022.  Cap-subject H-2B petitions requesting employment dates of April 1, 2022 or later will now be rejected by USCIS. Learn more in this blog.

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