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USCIS Launches H1-B Employer Public Database

On Monday, April 1st, USCIS launched its H1-B Employer Data Hub: a searchable database of H1-B employer information. Anyone can search the database by year, employer, location and/or NAICS code to see statistics on H1-B employment from as early as FY 2009. In addition, users can sort the data by Initial Approval, Initial Denial, Continuing…
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USCIS To Resume Premium Processing For All H-1B Petitions

Starting Tuesday, March 12th, USCIS will resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions. The service expedites processing for certain employment-based petitions and applications, guaranteeing a 15-calendar day processing time for any petitioner who uses it. If you received notification that your H-1B petition was transferred to a different facility, you must file your premium processing…
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What To Consider When Applying For An H-1B Visa In 2019

As with several other visas, H-1B visa approvals have declined under the Trump administration. According to data released by USCIS, approval ratings for the tech employment-based visa fell to 75% in the last three months of 2018 – a 12% decrease from the same time in 2017. According to Recode, the H-1B application process has…
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New Form I-539 – Important Dates

Early on Friday, March 8th, 2019, U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will post a new Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and a new Form I-539A, Supplemental Information for Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status on their website at www.uscis.gov/i-539. On Monday, March 11th, 2019, USCIS will begin accepting the new Form I-539,…
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Clarifying The USCIS’s Marital Union Policy Update

Last October, USCIS updated Volume 12 of the policy manual to clarify the requirements under section 319(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). In a press release USCIS identified two highlights of the update: It clarifies that the applicant spouse and his or her U.S. citizen spouse must have been living in marital union…
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