The H-1B CAP – A Broken System in Need of Fixing

2017-03-29T11:04:22+00:00Mar 29, 2017|

Once again, on April 3rd, the USCIS will begin accepting petitions against the FY 2018 H-1B CAP[1]. For some strange reason, USCIS suspended premium processing[2] for H-1B petitions as of April 3rd. This means, none of the H-1B CAP cases can be expedited, or adjudicated within fifteen-days. The wait adds to the uncertainty and dilemma [...]

Should I Allow the CBP to Search my Smartphone/Laptop?

2017-03-23T10:41:09+00:00Mar 23, 2017|

Recent travel related Executive Orders and immigration enforcement has resulted in numerous questions regarding immigrant rights. In fact, this particular question and discussion is equally applicable to Citizens and Permanent Residents. This is because the laws and constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure that apply to Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents within the United [...]

New Executive Order to Replace Travel Ban

2018-03-07T20:05:41+00:00Mar 6, 2017|

Here's the latest update about a new Executive Order that replaces Travel Ban.

Erroneous H-1B Approval Notices with “1B1” Annotation

2018-03-07T19:34:33+00:00Mar 1, 2017|

We have been receiving USCIS I-797 Notices of Approval for H-1B that is annotated "1B1". The USCIS California Service Center (CSC) has confirmed that this was a technical error that has now been resolved, and that USCIS will reprint corrected approval notices. Amended notices that reflect the H-1B designation will be mailed this week, and [...]

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