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. …

F-1 student “Cap-gap” only valid through Sep. 30

F-1 student “Cap-gap” only valid through Sep. 30 If you are in F-1 status and have a pending cap-gap H-1B petition, stop working; continuing to work risks your lawful presence in the U.S. Here’s why: The F-1 student “cap-gap” expired on Sep. 30, meaning that if you have a pending …

H-1B Denials on the Rise Under the Trump Administration

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has taken a firm stance on immigration; President Trump’s campaign rhetoric about building a wall along the Mexican/American border continues to be controversial, and his zero-tolerance approach to immigration policies have resulted in tragic events like families being separated at the border. However, …

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, …