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USCIS Announces Total Petitions Received for FY 2018 H-1B Cap Season

USCIS Announces 199,000 Petitions filed for FY2018 H-1B Cap U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they reached the cap as of April 7, 2017. And on April 17, 2017, they announced that they received a total of 199,000 H-1B petitions for the FY 2018. On April 11th they completed the lottery to select enough

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Policy Alert: USCIS Releases Guidance Memo for H-1B about “Computer Programmers”

In a policy memorandum released on March 31, 2017, USCIS rescinded the memorandum issued in 2000 titled “Guidance memo on H1B computer related positions.” This will impact applications received in this year’s cap that opened today, April 3, 2017 for the 2018 Fiscal Year. The guidance suggests more scrutiny will be placed on computer programming

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I Want to Work in the U.S., But Where Can I Find Visa Jobs?

Sometimes, foreign nationals ask Envoy how we can help them find jobs. While we enable organizations and individuals to more efficiently navigate the immigration process, our focus is on technology and legal services, not job placement. However, we can provide you with a few ideas of where to start your search. Immigrant-specific sites These sites

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USCIS Adds 16 Countries to H-2A/H-2B Participation List

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expanded the H-2A Temporary Agricultural and H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural visa programs. Beginning Jan. 18, nationals from 16 countries, including Andorra, Belgium, Brunei, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Taiwan and Timor-Leste, will be eligible to apply for temporary work visa sponsorship. Additionally, nationals

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7 Ways to Spot Online Immigration Fraud

As any U.S. immigrant already knows, U.S. immigration laws are complex, expansive, and constantly changing. In general, immigrants are at a heightened disadvantage in seeking legal assistance because of their lack of familiarity with U.S. customs, language, and laws. And despite U.S. immigrants’ best efforts to complete the visa process properly, thousands fall victim to

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