USCIS, May 18, 2021
"The Department of Homeland Security has issued a final rule that removes from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) an interim final rule (IFR) issued in October 2020, which has since been vacated by a federal district court...
April 11, 2021 - Coping with Delays Facing H-4 and L-2 Spouses
April 2, 2021 - End the Arbitrary H-1B Lottery and Visa Quotas – and other practical considerations for the winners!
ICE, Mar. 29, 2021
"... SEVIS will automatically add the cap-gap extension to the record of an eligible F-1 student who is a beneficiary of a pending cap-subject H-1B petition. ..."
USCIS, Mar. 30, 2021
"USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap) including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap...
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 47 / Friday, March 12, 2021
"On February 1, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL or Department) proposed to delay the effective date of the final rule entitled ‘‘Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary...
Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, Mar. 6, 2021
"On March 3, 2021, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Republican Charles Grassley submitted a letter to new DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging the DHS to implement the Trump administration’s...
The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 was unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. As it moves through Senate and House committees we will see numerous changes and amendments. These three experts have some initial thoughts:
Jill Family: Biden’s Immigration...
USCIS, Feb. 16, 2021
"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. 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.’”...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 02/08/2021
"On January 8, 2021, DHS published a final rule, Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions (H-1B Selection...
DOL, Jan. 20, 2021
U.S. Department of Labor Withdraws Forthcoming H-2A Temporary Agricultural Program Rule for Review
On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) announced and posted on the Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s...
DOLETA, Jan. 15, 2021 - H-1B Program Bulletin Clarifying Filing Requirements for Labor Condition Applications by Secondary Employers at 20 C.F.R. §§ 655.715 and 655.730(a)
DOLWHD, Jan. 15, 2021 - H-1B program obligations for common-law em...
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 5 / Friday, January 8, 2021
"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS or the Department) is amending its regulations governing the process by which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects H-1B registrations...
Lubna Kably, Shilpa Phadnis, TNN, Jan. 2, 2021
"The outgoing US president Donald Trump has extended the ban on H-1B and L-1 work visas through March ... [Cyrus] Mehta said Trump deliberately planted this time bomb for Biden, knowing that it would...
Cyrus D. Mehta & Kaitlyn Box, Dec. 18, 2020
"On December 16, 2020, the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Innova Solutions, Inc. v. Baran , which involved a technology company, Innova, that wanted to hire an Indian employee in the specialty...