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The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act Is Not That Fair

Aug 23, 2019

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 sounds like a good thing because Americans like fairness. But measures that want to make sure that fairness extends to those the system already fav...

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Time to Prepare for H-1B Season

Jan 15, 2019

The shutdown has closed the immigration court, but it won’t stop H-1B season. H-1B visas are issued by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and that agency is open since it is p...

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F-1 Students and “Cap-Gap”

Oct 4, 2018

Recently, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services posted a reminder to F-1 students: F-1 students who have an H-1B petition that remains pending on Oct. 1, 2018, risk accruing unla...

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Rule Changes for International Students Are Now in Effect

Aug 17, 2018

On August 9, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new rule that imposes stiffer penalties on international students who violate the terms of their visas. Those on F...

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Future of H-4 Visas In Doubt

Mar 29, 2018

The H-1B visa has got a lot of attention in part because the window to enter the H-1B lottery approaches, but also because its future is unclear. While still a candidate for president, Donald Trump sp...

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Premium Processing for H-1B Lottery Petitions Suspended Until September

Mar 21, 2018

Recently, we reported that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would soon suspend premium processing for H-1B petitions. The window to enter the H-1B lottery starts April 2, and...

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Time for Those Filing for H-1Bs to Start

Mar 8, 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced this week that it would temporarily suspend premium processing for H-1B visas for for-profit companies as the April 2-6 application period approache...

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H-1B Visa Lottery Deadline Approaches

Jan 31, 2018

Employers and individuals who are interested in obtaining H-1B visas through the upcoming lottery need to get started because the April 1 deadline is just two months away. The Immigration Innovation A...

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How Does the Shutdown Affect Immigration?

Jan 22, 2018

The government shutdown that began Friday at midnight will affect the administration of immigration law, but not as much as some might expect. Because US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) i...

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