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Let’s Not Forget the H-4 EAD Issue!

2018-04-27T20:59:19+00:00 Apr 27, 2018|

In a letter dated, April 4, 2018, the Director of the USCIS ( Director Lee Francis Cissna was detailed to Chairman Chuck Grassley’s staff at the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2015 until earlier this year) outlined regulatory changes to the H-4 EAD program: With regard to regulations, our plans include proposing regulatory changes to remove [...]

USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2019

2018-04-13T03:09:19+00:00 Apr 13, 2018|

On April 11, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for FY 2019. USCIS received 190,098 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 2, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. [...]

New E-Verify.gov Website a User-Friendly Source to Verify Employment Eligibility

2018-04-23T15:17:58+00:00 Apr 10, 2018|

USCIS today announced the launch of new website, E-Verify.gov. This is the authoritative source for information on electronic employment eligibility verification. E-Verify.gov is for employers, employees and the general public. The user-friendly website provides information about E-Verify and Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, including employee rights and employer responsibilities in the employment verification process. E-Verify.gov [...]

Green Card

2018-04-09T19:41:40+00:00 Apr 9, 2018|

Thanks a lot Andres, I owe you and Attorney Kidambi a huge party and as promised I will come down there for sure. I had the best experience working with all of you. -- Sundar

FY 2019 H-1B CAP Reached

2018-04-09T15:15:18+00:00 Apr 9, 2018|

UPDATE: On April 6, 2018, USCIS reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019. USCIS also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap. USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap.  [...]

Undeliverable Permanent Resident and Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents to be Destroyed After 60 Days

2018-04-04T20:41:49+00:00 Apr 4, 2018|

Starting April 2, USCIS will destroy Permanent Resident Cards, Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents returned as undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service after 60 business days if USCIS is not contacted by the document’s intended recipient to provide the correct address. USCIS encourages applicants to report a change of address within 10 days of [...]

USCIS Updates Webpage to Share More Accurate Processing Times

2018-03-25T20:15:04+00:00 Mar 23, 2018|

USCIS has launched a pilot to test a redesigned processing times webpage that displays the data for all forms in an easier-to-read format and also tests a new way of collecting data and calculating the processing times for some forms. The pilot will test four forms using a new automated methodology for calculating processing times. [...]

USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

2018-03-21T12:13:14+00:00 Mar 21, 2018|

Starting April 2, 2018, USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap. USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all FY 2019 cap-subject petitions, including petitions seeking an exemption for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher. This suspension is expected to last until Sept. 10, 2018. During [...]