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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…)

USCIS Finishes Data Entry of H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On May 2, 2016, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) notified stakeholders and the public that it completed data entry of all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected by its random computer-generated lottery. (more…)

Planning Ahead: H-1Bs for FY2017

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

As a reminder to all U.S. employers, H-1B season is almost here! United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will start accepting new H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2017 on Friday, April 1, 2016. As such, employers should start immediately identifying current and future employees who will require sponsorship for new H-1B petitions. (more…)