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USCIS Publishes Data on H-1B Petitioners

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a series of datasets listing every U.S. employer that has been approved for H-1B petitions within the past two years and how many petitions were awarded to these H-1B petitioners. Most of this information is already public record, but as of July 28, 2017, USCIS has

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Trump Administration Announces Support of The Raise Act

Stephen Miller, a White House advisor, announced on Wednesday the Trump administration’s support of the Raise Act, proposed legislation that would reduce legal immigration in the United States. The bill, if passed, would reduce the number of non-employment based green cards issued and, for some, limit the benefits associated with green card status. Preference for

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USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

USCIS announced today its intention to immediately resume H-1B premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions. Cap-exempt petitions may include those submitted by an institution of higher education or an associated nonprofit or a nonprofit associated with research or governmental research – or an employee of one of these qualifying institutions. Effective today, cap-exempt petitioners

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Immigration Changes in the U.K., Canada and Australia

Global compliance is becoming increasingly tough. Immigration changes and nationalist policies are cropping up around the world, immigration laws are becoming more strict in many cases and increasing attention is being paid to the enforcement of these laws. The last thing your organization needs is to be caught non-compliant and be at risk of severe

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Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions Returned by USCIS

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it has returned all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap petitions that were not selected in the lottery. According to USCIS, if you submitted an H-1B cap petition between April 3 and April 7, 2017 but have not yet received a receipt notice or

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