USCIS, Feb. 28, 2022
"USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal...
USCIS, Feb. 25, 2022
"For all H-1B and H-1B1 petitions received on or after April 1, 2022, USCIS will no longer accept a single, combined fee payment when Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status; Form I-765, Application for...
USCIS, Feb. 3, 2022
"Effective immediately, USCIS rescinds PM-602-0142 “Rescission of the December 22, 2000 ‘Guidance memo on H1B computer related positions.’” USCIS officers should not apply PM-602-0142 to any pending or...
USCIS, Feb. 3, 2021
"PM-602-0142.1 - Rescission of 2017 Policy Memorandum PM-602-0142
Effective immediately, USCIS rescinds PM-602-0142 “Rescission of the December 22, 2000 ‘Guidance memo on H1B computer related positions.’”...
Innova Solutions v. Baran
"Innova Solutions, Inc. (Innova), a technology company that provides services including cloud storage and data analytics, appeals from the district court’s denial of its challenge to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...
Chamber of Commerce v. DHS
"The Court once again confronts a challenge to the Administration’s assertion that the H-1B visa program adversely affects American workers to such a degree that it must take immediate action. See Nat’l Ass’n...
Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 212 / Monday, November 2, 2020 / Proposed Rules
"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS or the Department) proposes to amend its regulations governing the process by which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...
Angelo A. Paparelli, June 22, 2020
Litigation Victories Force USCIS to Rescind Restrictive H-1B Memoranda ~ Agency Also Offers Unclear Guidance on H-1B “Nonproductive” Status
"In the wake of recent losses in the federal courts, U...
USCIS, June 17, 2020
"USCIS is rescinding the following policy memoranda and issuing updated policy guidance in their place:
• Determining Employer-Employee Relationship for Adjudication of H-1B Petitions, Including Third-Party Site Placements...
Cyrus D. Mehta and Sonal Sharma, May 28, 2020
"In June 2019, when the Supreme Court handed down a decision in Kisor v Wilkie , it was yet to be seen what impact this decision would have on federal court challenges to H-1B denials. Prior to Kiso...
USCIS, May 11, 2020
"This Policy Memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers in relation to H-1B foreign medical graduates who have received a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement...
Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Apr. 13, 2020
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) disputes that it denied numerous H-1B registrations as duplicates during the H-1B visa lottery process due to flaws in its new system. Attorneys raised concerns...
USCIS, Apr. 13, 2020
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that petitioners should expect a delay in data entry and receipt notice generation for fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions until at least May 1, 2020,...
ITServe Alliance v. Cissna
"In a nutshell, Congress designed the H-1B visa in 1990 to permit speedy processing and temporary placement of foreign workers in specialty occupations as needed by U.S. employers. CIS has selected H-1B visa petitions...
Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Mar. 9, 2020
"A federal judge ruled U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) improperly denied an H-1B petition after the agency claimed the position did not qualify as a “specialty occupation.” This...