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Changes to the H-1B Program Are Coming

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On January 31, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security announced two major changes to the H-1B program. Under the final rule, which takes effect April 1, 2019, employers seeking to file H-1B petitions will now be required to first electronically register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during a designated registration period. (more…)

Looking into our Crystal Ball to Plan Ahead for H-1B Season

Maria del Carmen Ramos

It’s hard to believe that H-1B season is around the corner! United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will start accepting new H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2019 on Monday, April 2, 2018. As such, employers should start immediately identifying current and future employees who will require sponsorship for new H-1B petitions. (more…)

H-1B Cap for FY 2018 Met

Maria del Carmen Ramos

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced Friday that it had reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018.  (more…)

Plan Ahead: H-1B Season is Around the Corner

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

As a reminder to all U.S. employers, H-1B season is around the corner! United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will start accepting new H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2018 on Saturday, April 1, 2017. (more…)

USCIS Has Finished Returning Unselected H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On July 8, 2016, U.S. Immigration & Citizenship Services (“USCIS”) announced that it had returned all unselected H-1B cap-subject petitions for fiscal year 2017 not selected by its lottery. (more…)