Immigration Law

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U.S. Firms, Workers Try to Beat H-1B Visa Lottery System
Posted on 2 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Companies eager to hire foreign talent, mostly in the tech sector, and workers hoping for jobs in the U.S. have found ways to game a government lottery used to distribute a limited number of visas each year. Immigration lawyers involved in the... Read More

Cruz / Sessions Bill Would Eliminate Dual Intent for H-1Bs
Posted on 14 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Most news articles focus on the wage and OPT aspects of the "American Jobs First Act of 2015" but take a closer look : the bill also wipes out dual intent for H-1Bs ... and eliminates the Diversity Visa ("Lottery") program. Read More

H-1B Lottery Lawsuit Filed - Tenrec v. USCIS
Posted on 3 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Parrilli Renison, June 2, 2016 - "Our firm has initiated a legal challenge to the current lottery process in place for H-1B cap subject petitions, which are at present required to be filed in a 5 day window and randomly selected without regard to... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta: Will the H-1B Lottery Lawsuit Force Change for the Better?
Posted on 3 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Sept. 30, 2016 - " A class action lawsuit, Tenrec, Inc. v. USCIS , challenging the annual H-1B lottery recently overcame a motion to dismiss, and will move forward. There is a decent chance that the plaintiffs may prevail and employers... Read More

Judge Denies Govt. Motion to Dismiss H-1B Lottery Lawsuit - Tenrec, Inc., v. USCIS
Posted on 24 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski, Sept. 22, 2016 - " ORDER DENYING GOVERNMENT'S MOTION TO DISMISS . The Honorable Judge Simon denied the government's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, allowing the case to proceed. The Court set a hearing for December 19, 2016 at... Read More

H-1B Lawsuit Demands Place in Line
Posted on 1 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Brent Renison, June 1, 2016 - " A place in line, not a rejection based on a computerized lottery, is what employers and employees are seeking in a soon-to-be-filed class action lawsuit challenging the H-1B lottery process. Unlike the lottery, however... Read More

Approx. 124K H-1B Petitions Received
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"For the first time since 2008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the statutory H-1B cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2014 within the first week of the filing period. USCIS has also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions... Read More

Tags: 2014 , H-1B , lottery

Possible Lottery for H-1B Visas; Premium Processing Delayed for Cap Cases
Posted on 18 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" ... Based on feedback from a number of stakeholders, USCIS anticipates that it may receive more petitions than the H-1B cap between April 1, 2013 and April 5, 2013. USCIS will monitor the number of petitions received and notify the public of the... Read More

Application Deluge for H-1B Visas Forces Lottery
Posted on 6 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"American companies are so eager to hire highly skilled foreign workers that a cap on new visas has been reached within a matter of days. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday that it has received more than 85,000 applications... Read More

Tags: quota , H-1B , lottery