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USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for Conrad Waiver Program Physicians

Mechelle Zarou

On Monday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed for physicians under the Conrad Waiver program, as well as interested government interagency waivers. (more…)

Breaking News: USCIS will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing of H-1B Petitions

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

In an effort to reduce the growing backlog of pending H-1B petitions, including those H-1B extensions nearing the 240 day limit when continued work authorization would end, USCIS announced today that it would temporarily suspend the use of premium processing in ALL H-1B cases, whether filed under the upcoming H-1B cap, or whether the filing is exempt from the H-1B cap, beginning April 3, 2017. (more…)

U.S. Manufacturers Need Immigration Certainty to Grow Economy

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

When President Barack Obama unveiled his Immigration Accountability Executive Actions in 2014, a measure supported by the National Association of Manufacturers, the media was focused on how the current administration’s immigration initiatives would affect the millions of undocumented workers. (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…)

Our Immigration Policy Shouldn’t be Left to Chance

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Summer is here, and most business immigration practitioners are breathing a sigh a relief that the H-1B season is over. At the same, however, many are scrambling to find a visa alternative for employers whose H-1B petitions were not chosen. (more…)