ATLAS SHRUGGED! The unbearable evidentiary burden on H-1B Petitioners

2018-12-21T21:34:51+00:00Dec 21, 2018|

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has resorted to steadily increasing its demands for evidence and documentation in H-1B proceedings. Oftentimes, the USCIS remains unconvinced, even when Petitioners provide overwhelming documentation and evidence with the initial petition. Requests for Evidence (RFEs) are ten to fourteen pages long and recite a long litany [...]

Update on USCIS Practice of Denying Pending Forms I-131 for Abandonment Due to International Travel

2018-12-19T15:42:59+00:00Dec 19, 2018|

USCIS recently updated its website with information regarding the agency's practice of denying pending Form I-131 advance parole applications for abandonment due to international travel. Specifically, USCIS indicates on its website that if an applicant files Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, to request an advance parole document and departs the United States without possession [...]

USCIS Offices Closed Wednesday December 5

2018-12-05T14:37:16+00:00Dec 5, 2018|

All USCIS offices will be closed Wednesday to Dec. 5, a national day of mourning to remember the life and legacy of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States.  USCIS will reschedule all naturalization ceremonies, interviews, and appointments set for that day. USCIS will schedule new dates and promptly inform those affected. All [...]

DHS Proposes Merit-Based Rule for More Effective and Efficient H-1B Visa Program

2018-12-03T15:01:08+00:00Dec 3, 2018|

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to first electronically register with USCIS during a designated registration period. Under the proposed rule, USCIS would also reverse the order by which USCIS selects H-1B petitions under the H-1B cap and the [...]

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