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Major Changes to the H-1B Lottery

Major Changes to the H-1B Lottery “Buy American, Hire American.” These words have directly affected the volatile state of U.S. immigration policy since President Donald Trump signed this executive order on April 18, 2017, leading to a temporary suspension (until February) for the premium processing of H-1B petitions and increasing the number of Requests for Evidence…
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Premium Processing to Resume for H-1B CAP Petitions

Announcement from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website: Premium Processing to Resume for H-1B CAP Petitions USCIS will resume premium processing on Monday, Jan. 28, for all fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption (the “master’s cap”). Petitioners who have received requests for evidence (RFEs) for…
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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.” Currently, the U.S. government…
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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 “of any aliens or of…
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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 Special Immigrant Juvenile petitions); I-730…
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