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May 1, 2018

The H-2B, Temporary Work Visa – Waiting for cap relief

Congress created the H-2B program in 1986 with the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). This new non-immigrant[1] class w...

Jan 25, 2018

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to Introduce Bill Increasing H-1B Cap Numbers

Bloomberg Politics is reporting that legislation that would provide needed H-1B cap relief to a system perennially oversubscribed will be soon be i...

Oct 3, 2017

Employer Alert: All H-1B Premium Processing Now Resumed

October 3, 2017- Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that is has resumed premium processing for all H-1B extension of stay petitions, thereby enabling petitioners in all circumstances to utilize premium processing for their H-1B employees. Whether filing a new H-1B or seeking to upgrade a pending Petition, Premium Processing and its 15-day money-back-guarantee has been fully reinstated for all types of H-1B Petitions.

Sep 19, 2017

USCIS Re-Opens Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B Cap Petitions

On September 18, 2017, USCIS announced the resumption of Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2018 (“FY2018”) H-1B Cap Petitions, effective immediately. These Petitions, which must have arrived at USCIS between April 3 -7, 2017, include the 65,000 H-1Bs selected in the Regular Cap, and the additional 20,000 selected in the U.S. Master’s Cap....

Jul 11, 2017

USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for Physicians under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program

Good news for healthcare providers, USCIS has now resumed premium processing for H-1B petitions filed under the Conrad 30 Waiver pro...