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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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H-1B Cap Master’s Exemption Eligibility

USCIS released a memo Wednesday explaining that in order to be eligible for an H-1B Master’s Cap exemption, the school which granted the master’s degree or higher must have been an “United States institution of higher education” at the time the degree was earned. H-1B visas are capped at 65,000 per year, however, individuals who are eligible may…
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