Newsletter Archive

4/7/2017

Date: 04/07/2017

Dear Client,

Alert - USCIS Reaches FY 2018 H-1B Cap – Service Prepares to Run the Lottery!!!

USCIS has reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. Advanced Degree Exemption, also known as the “Master’s Cap”.

We expect to have notification of those petitions that were selected in the lottery, in the form of receipt notices, by… Read More


4/5/2017

Date: 04/05/2017

Dear Client,

Department of Labor Announces Plans to Protect American Workers from H-1B Program Discrimination

April 5, 2017 – As a follow up to USCIS’s announcement earlier this week on its new directives to detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse, the Department of Labor announced today its plans to protect US workers from H-1B program discrimination by providing greater transparency and oversight.

The Department of Labor has… Read More


4/3/2017

Date: 04/03/2017

Dear Client,

Alert: USCIS Enacts Targeted Site Visit and H-1B Visa Fraud Reporting Initiatives

Effective immediately, USCIS has issued two (2) new directives to identify and prevent H-1B visa fraud and abuse.

(1) Targeted and Increased Site visits to H-1B Employers: USCIS will make more random and unannounced site visits in the following situations:

•Where USCIS cannot validate the employer’s basic business information through commercially… Read More


3/8/2017

Date: 03/08/17

Foreign Nationals Living in Trump’s America – Do I have to carry my papers?

Since the election, the foreign national communities across the United States have been living in a state of uncertainty and fear; uncertain about the current state of affairs and afraid of what the future holds. With large scale immigration crackdown against undocumented foreign nationals underway; documented or foreign nationals who are in the US legally are rightfully concerned. Over the… Read More


3/6/2017

Date: 03/06/17

On Monday, March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry to The United States”. The Key Provisions of this Executive Order are as follows:

Entry Ban for the Next 90 Days of Nationals from “Countries or Areas of Concern:

• A 90 day suspension of entry for certain immigrants and nonimmigrants from designated “countries… Read More