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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of February 26, 2024

  USCIS: New Passport Expiration Requirements for FY 2025 Cap On February 24, 2024, the ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of February 19, 2024

  Department of Labor Extends Request for Information (RFI) to May 13, 2024 on Proposed ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of February 12, 2024

  USCIS Completes 10 Million Immigration Cases in FY2023; First Backlog Reduction in Over a ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of February 5, 2024

  U.S. Senate Releases Bipartisan Bill with Provisions for Families of H-1B Visa Holders and ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of January 30, 2024

  Department of State Offers Guidance on H-1B Domestic Renewal Program The U.S. Department of ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of January 23, 2024

  USCIS Final Fee Rule Cleared by Office of Management and Budget On January 22, ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of January 16, 2024

  USCIS Is Set to Enable Online Collaboration and Submission of H-1B Registrations U.S. Citizenship ...
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U.S. Immigration Update – Week of January 9, 2024

  USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fees The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of January 1, 2024 + December 2023 Monthly Review

  This Week’s Updates USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fees The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of December 25, 2023

  DOS: Pilot Program for Domestic H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Renewals Announced On December 21, 2023, ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of December 18, 2023

  H-1B Domestic Visa Renewal Pilot Program Clears White House Review A pilot program allowing ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of December 11, 2023

  Department of State: January 2024 Visa Bulletin On December 11, the Department of State ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of December 4, 2023

  U.S. Department of State: H-1B Visa Domestic Renewal Pilot Program to Begin In January ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of November 27, 2023 + November 2023 Monthly Review

  USCIS Expands myProgress to Forms I-485 and I-821 On November 21, 2023, U.S. Citizenship ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of November 20, 2023

  Government Shutdown Averted for Now: Congress Passes Continuing Resolution On November 15, Congress passed ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of December 13, 2023

  Possible Federal Government Shutdown After November 17 Before a deadline of September 30, 2023, ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of November 6, 2023

  USCIS Potomac Service Center Will No Longer Accept Paper Responses As of Aug. 21, ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of October 30, 2023, and October 2023 Monthly Review

  Updates for October 30, 2023 Certain Renewal Applicants for Work Authorization Qualify for Automatic ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of October 23, 2023

  State Department Plans to Resume Renewal of H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas in the United States ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of October 16, 2023

  State Dept. Releases November 2023 Visa Bulletin  The Department of State has released the ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of October 9, 2023

USCIS Reminds Employers to Start Using New Form I-9 by November 1 Deadline U.S. Citizenship ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of October 2, 2023 and September 2023 Monthly Review

Updates for October 2, 2023: Shutdown Averted: DHS Releases Fact Sheet Shortly before the deadline ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of September 25, 2023

Potential Government Shutdown Effect on Immigration Agencies There has been much speculation in the news ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of September 18, 2023

October 2023 Visa Bulletin is Published On September 15, 2023, the Department of State released ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of September 11, 2023

Department of State Jettisons 2019 Public Charge Restrictions On September 5, 2023, the Department of ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of September 5, 2023

Participants Sought for USCIS 'myAccount' Usability Study U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is conducting ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates + August 2023 Monthly Review

August 28, 2023 Update USCIS Updates Policy Guidance on CSPA ‘Sought to Acquire’ Requirement U.S. ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of August 14, 2023

Department of State Releases September 2023 Visa Bulletin The Department of State's (DOS) Visa Bulletin ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of August 7, 2023

The Second Random Selection for FY 2024 H-1B Cap Is Complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates –Week of July 31, 2023 & July 2023 Monthly Review

July 31, 2023 Update USCIS to Conduct Second Random Selection for FY 2024 H-1B Cap ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of July 24, 2023

Revised I-9 Form Is Expected August 1st On August 1, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of July 17, 2023

Department of Homeland Security Adds Eight Qualifying Fields to STEM Designated Degree Program List The ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of July 10, 2023

Department of State Clarifies India EB-3 Retrogression in July The Department of State (DOS) recently ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of July 3, 2023

USCIS Seeks Comments on the Next Generation of E-Verify U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– June 26, 2023 & June 2023 Monthly Review

U.S. Immigration Updates Department of Labor Postpones H-1B and PERM Prevailing Wage Plans Indefinitely The ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of June 19, 2023

USCIS Provides Guidance on EADs Based on Compelling Circumstances U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of June 12, 2023

Dept. of State: July 2023 Visa Bulletin Shows EB-3 Final Action Data Retrogression for Multiple ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of June 6, 2023

Department of State: Nonimmigrant Visa Fee Increases Delayed Until June 17 On June 17, 2023, ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of May 30, 2023 & May 2023 Monthly Review

U.S. Updates – Week of May 30, 2023 Department of State Delays Consular Fee Rule ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of May 22, 2023

New Comprehensive Immigration Bill to be Introduced in US House Florida Republican Rep. Maria Elvira ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of May 15, 2023

June 2023 Visa Bulletin Reports India Employment-Based Retrogressions The Department of State's (DOS) Visa Bulletin ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of May 8, 2023

ICE Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on May ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of May 2, 2023 & April 2023 Monthly Review

May 2, 2023 Updates USCIS Announces Results of FY 2024 H-1B Initial Registration Period U.S. ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of April 24, 2023

OFLC: Form ETA-9089 Case Creation, Submission Available Soon in FLAG The Department of Labor's Office ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of April 17, 2023

Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) Reconsiders Denials based on ETA-9089 Question H.10-B The Department ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of April 3, 2023 & March 2023 Monthly Review

Updates for April 3, 2023 USCIS Removes 60-Day Rule for Civil Surgeon Signatures on Form ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of March 27, 2023

USCIS: H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of March 13, 202

USCIS Announces Premium Processing, New Online Filing Procedures for Certain F-1 Students Seeking OPT or ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of March 6, 2023

DOS Issues Final Rule Updating Regulation on Signed Photos for Visa Processing Effective April 5, ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of February 27, 2023 & February 2023 Monthly Review

Weekly Updates USCIS Issues Clarifying Guidance for Individuals Authorized to Work Under Special Student Relief ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of February 20, 2023

March Visa Bulletin Includes Updates on Visa Availability in Coming Months The Department of State's ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of February 13, 2023

Department of State Plans Visa Renewal Program for H and L Workers According to reports, ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of February 6, 2023

Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents Redesigned U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of January 30, 2023 & January 2023 Monthly Review

U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of January 30, 2023 FY 2024 H-1B Cap Registration Opens ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of January 22, 2023

DOS Releases February 2023 Visa Bulletin with Certain Retrogressions The Department of State's Visa Bulletin ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of January 16, 2023

USCIS to Expand Premium Processing for EB-1 and EB-2 petitions and for Certain Students and ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of January 9, 2023

USCIS Publishes Proposed Rule to Raise Fees U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of January 2, 2023 & December 2022 Monthly Review

January 2, 2023, Update Top Immigration Policies to Watch in 2023 Border security, immigration backlogs ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of December 26, 2022

E-Verify Allows Employers to Upload Multiple Hiring Sites Simultaneously E-Verify has restored the ability of ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of December 19, 2022

DHS’s Public Charge Final Rule Goes into Effect on December 23 On Dec. 23, 2022, ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of December 12, 2022

Green Cards Automatically Extended for Certain Naturalization Applicants U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of December 5, 2022 + November 2022 Monthly Review

U.S. House to Vote on Phasing Out Per-Country Caps According to reports, Rep. Steny Hoyer ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of November 21, 2022

December 2022 Visa Bulletin: Updates The Department of State's (DOS) Visa Bulletin for December 2022 ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of November 7, 2022

E-Verify Operations Have Resumed and Preferred Dates Released for Employees to Resolve Nonconfirmations E-Verify has ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates + Monthly Review for October 2022

DOS: Worldwide Visa Operations Recovering Faster Than Expected On October 21, 2022, the Department of ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of October 24, 2022

USCIS Extends COVID-19 Related Flexibilities Through January 24, 2023 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of October 18, 2022

DHS Says Employers Should Continue to Use Current I-9 Form The Department of Homeland Security ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of October 10, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Optional Practical Training and STEM Extension On October 4, 2022, ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of October 3, 2022

Green Card Validity Extended to 24 Months for Renewals Effective September 26, 2022, U.S. Citizenship ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates– September 2022 Monthly Review

COVID-Related Restrictions Expected to Ease at the Canadian Border According to unofficial reports, by the ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of September 19, 2022

USCIS Implements Next Phase of Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Immigrant ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of September 12, 2022

October 2022 Visa Bulletin Includes Important Updates The Department of State's (DOS) Visa Bulletin for ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates-September 5, 2022

USCIS Dedicated to Using as Many Employment-Based Green Cards as Possible by September 30 U.S. ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – August 2022 Monthly Review

FY 2023 H-1B Cap Has Been Reached According to USCIS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates -Week of August 22, 2022

DHS Proposes to Allow for Alternatives to Physical Document Examination for I-9 Verification On August ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of August 15, 2022

September 2022 Visa Bulletin Indicates Increasing Demand for Employment-Based Visas The Department of State's (DOS) ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of August 1, 2022

New Information Sources on STEM Released Several entities have released new resources on research and ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – July 2022: Monthly Review

This writing will provide an update of U.S. immigration developments for the month of July ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of July 18, 2022

USCIS Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests Set to Expire After July 25 After July ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of July 5, 2022

USCIS Asks Applicants for Employment-Based Adjustments to Promptly Send Medical Forms When Requested To ensure ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – June 2022: Monthly Review

This writing will provide an update of U.S. immigration developments for the month of June ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of June 13, 2022

The Biden Administration Rescinds Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement for Flying to the United States As ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of June 6, 2022

Department of Labor Releases Processing Updates On May 31, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – May 2022: Monthly Review

This writing will provide an update of U.S. immigration developments for the month of May ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of May 22, 2022

USCIS to Implement Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates-Week of May 16, 2022

Update on Employment Authorization for Certain E and L Nonimmigrant Spouses As of January 30, ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of May 9, 2022

USCIS: Case Processing Info Changes Announced U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced changes to ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of May 2, 2022

USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Work Permits for Certain Applicants U.S. Citizenship and Immigration ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of April 25, 2022

Homeland Security (DHS) Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility (Effective May 1, 2022) The Department of ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of April 11, 2022

New Bill Introduced To Recapture Unused Visas On April 4, 2022, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of April 4, 2022

USCIS Announcement 2023 H-1B Cap Season Update U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released several ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of March 28, 2022

USCIS Announces New Actions to Reduce Backlogs, Expand Premium Processing and Provide Relief to Work ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of March 21, 2022

COVID-19 Temporary Policy for I-9 List B Documents to End on May 1 The Department ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates-Week of March 14, 2022

Omnibus Appropriations Bill Signed – Reauthorizes Certain Immigration Programs The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, an ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of March 7, 2022

H-1B Cap Reached for FY 2022 On February 28, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of February 28, 2022

Single Combined Payments on Certain H-1B or H-1B1 Form No Longer Accepted U.S. Citizenship and ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates-Week of February 21, 2022

Eligible Applicants Urged to Switch Employment-Based Categories U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is encouraging ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of February 14, 2022

House Republicans Introduce Their Own Immigration Bill An immigration bill newly introduced by Republicans in ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of February 7, 2022

U.S. House Passes Bill to Attract and Retain Immigrants in STEM Fields; Senate Passage Uncertain ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of January 31, 2022

H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period for FY 2023 Opens March 1 The initial registration period ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates Week of January 24, 2022

USCIS Provides Guidance on O-1A Petitions for STEM Fields On Jan. 21, 2022, U.S. Citizenship ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of January 20, 2022

Key Deadlines for H-1B CAP Electronic Registration Process Employers seeking to sponsor candidates for initial ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates-Week of January 10, 2022

Report Finds USCIS Benefits Slowed During Pandemic The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates-Week of January 2,2022

USCIS Extends Flexibilities for Responding to Certain Agency Requests U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates Week of December 28, 2021

Senate Parliamentarian Rejects Immigration Provisions in the Build Back Better Spending Bill After the Senate ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates Week of December 13, 2021

Applicants for H-1B Can Sue Over Changes to Lottery Rule A D.C. federal judge ruled ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of December 7, 2021

Travel Restrictions Increase in Response to Coronavirus Variant Last week, in response to concerns and ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of November 29, 2021

Immigration Enforcement Priorities Announced by DHS On Monday, November 29, 2021, the Department of Homeland ...
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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of November 22, 2021

House Democrats Push Expanded Immigration Protection on Senate Nearly half of all House Democrats on ...
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November 19, 2021 Newsletter Powered by ABIL

House Budget Reconciliation Bill Retains High-Skilled Immigrant Provisions, Would Impose Fee Increases The House of ...
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October 31, 2021 Newsletter Powered by ABIL

DOJ, DOL Reach Settlements With Facebook Resolving Claims of Discrimination Against U.S. Workers The Departments ...
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September 20, 2021 Newsletter Powered by ABIL

State Dept. Releases Guidance on Immigrant Visa Prioritization The Department of State (DOS) released guidance ...
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