Major Amendments Proposed for H-1B CAP Process

Major Amendments Proposed for H-1B CAP Process By Lisa Scott The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today  proposed amendments to the H-1B visa petition process that would severely affect the ability of U.S. employers to file H-1B visa petitions in what has become known as the “annual H-1B visa lottery.” …

President Trump Limits Asylum Cases

President Trump is taking his hardest stance on immigration to date. Using his authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to remove immigrant eligibility to apply for asylum the immigrant crossed the U.S. southern boarder illegally. The INA allows the President to suspend until he considers necessary the admission …

USCIS issuing more Notices to Appear (NTAs)

USCIS announced that starting November 19 it may issue Notices to Appear (NTAs — the first step in the deportation process) based on the denial of the following cases:  T visa petitions; U and U-1 visa petitions; I-360 petitions for Amerasian/Widows/Widowers; Special Immigrant petitions (including Violence Against Women Act self-petitions and …

The Lottery: The struggle of international students

The Lottery: The Struggle of International Students The Lottery Work visas have become one of the biggest obstacles for international students, especially under Trump’s executive order, “Buy American, Hire American.” The policy protects American workers’ employment. However, it’s a loss to companies who trained and invested in talented international workers. …

Who Qualified for the Visa Lottery?

Who Qualifies for the Diversity Visa Lottery (DV2020)?  Each year, the Department of State administers a Diversity Visa Lottery program that “distributes diversity visas among six geographic regions, and no single country may receive more than 7 percent of the available DVs in any one year.” For the 2020 fiscal …