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BREAKING - USCIS Reaches FY 2019 H-1B Cap (Apr. 6, 2018)
Posted on 6 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 6, 2018 - "USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s... Read More

Tags: cap , H-1B

USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of FY 2018
Posted on 21 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 21, 2017 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first half of fiscal year 2018. Dec. 15, 2017, was the final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment... Read More

Tags: cap , USCIS , H-2B

Those Magical Re-Appearing H-2B Visas!
Posted on 5 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On June 5, 2015, USCIS will reopen the congressionally mandated fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap and will accept Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting new H-2B workers with an employment start date between April 1 and September 30... Read More

Tags: cap , 2015 , H-2B

USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2017
Posted on 13 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 12, 2016 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2016 , that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than... Read More

Tags: cap , H-1B , USCIS

USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap for FY17
Posted on 7 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 7, 2016 - " U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced... Read More

Tags: 2017 , cap , H-1B

DACA Boosts Immigrants' Earning Power, Survey Finds - Law360
Posted on 12 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, July 10, 2015 - " A 3-year-old immigration program that grants work permits and defers deportation actions for hundreds of thousands of young people in the country illegally has been a boon to the pockets and educational aspirations of its... Read More

USCIS Reaches the H-2B Cap for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2016
Posted on 22 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Mar. 21, 2016 - "USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. March 15, 2016 was the final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions requesting... Read More

Tags: cap , USCIS , H-2B

USCIS Reaches FY 2018 H-1B Visa Cap
Posted on 7 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 7, 2017 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 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... Read More

Tags: cap , H-1B , USCIS

USCIS Reaches FY 2016 H-1B Cap
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2016. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. ... Read More

Tags: cap , H-1B , USCIS

SHUTTING DOWN GLOBAL BUSINESS IN AMERICA: WHY THE H-1B CAP HURTS US ALL
Posted on 24 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"If a company now wishes to hire a badly needed engineer from abroad, it will need to wait till October 1, 2012 before this person can come on board. It is self evident that the cap hinders the ability of a company to hire skilled and talented... Read More

Tags: 2012 , cap , H-1B

AILA Recognizes H-1B Cap Reached; Recommends Changes to System
Posted on 24 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 11231102 (posted Nov. 23, 2011)" FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 CONTACT: George Tzamaras / Jenny Werwa 202-507-7649 / 202-507-7628 gtzamaras@aila.org / jwerwa@aila.org WASHINGTON... Read More

Tags: 2012 , cap , H-1B , aila

Legalization Would Boost Economy by $1.4 Trillion: Study
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Attention Congress: A partial solution to improving the economy may actually be buried within another political battle all together. Granting undocumented immigrants immediate citizenship would add $1.4 trillion to economic growth, increase tax... Read More

How Today’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Affect Children, Families, and Communities
Posted on 29 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This report is the third in a Center for American Progress series that looks at the daily lives, struggles, and strategies of undocumented immigrants who must live through the assault of harsh laws designed to make their lives unbearable. Throughout... Read More

For Small Firms, Visas Are a Big Headache
Posted on 2 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Most startups and small firms lack human-resources departments to handle the complex paperwork, and the funds to cover legal expenses associated with hiring someone under the program. Only about 30% of applications for H-1B visas make it past the... Read More

Tags: startups , cap , H-1B

The H-1B Cap Makes No Sense!
Posted on 6 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[I]t makes absolutely no sense to impose an H-1B cap. Let the market do the job of determining how many H-1Bs can enter the US based on the fluctuating demands of employers. At one point, when the H-1B cap prior to 2003 was 195,000 for a few years... Read More

Tags: mehta , cap , H-1B