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SEVP Broadcast Message: F-1 Student Cap Gap Extension and the Revised H-1B Registration Process (June 8, 2020)
Posted on 10 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, June 8, 2020 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently implemented a new registration process for employers seeking to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for a beneficiary, including those currently in F-1 status. The H-1B... Read More

Tags: f-1 , sevis , H-1B , sevp , ICE , cap gap

USCIS is Suffocating the H-1B Program: F-1 Cap Gap Students in Limbo - Cora-Ann V. Pestaina
Posted on 2 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cora-Ann V. Pestaina, Oct. 1, 2018 - "It is October 1, 2018 and this morning, in what is an extremely unfortunate yet totally preventable situation, businesses across the U.S. were forced to temporarily terminate the employment of F-1 students who... Read More

H-1B 'Cap-Gap' Q&A
Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"These Questions & Answers address the automatic extension of F-1 student status in the United States for certain students with pending or approved H-1B petitions (indicating a request for change of status from F-1 to H-1B) for an employment... Read More

Tags: f-1 , H-1B , cap gap

DHS Proposed F-1 Rule: Cap-Gap Relief and STEM OPT Improvements
Posted on 18 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 201 / Monday, October 19, 2015 Improving and Expanding Training Opportunities for F–1 Nonimmigrant Students With STEM Degrees and Cap-Gap Relief for All Eligible F–1 Students "The Department of Homeland... Read More

Tags: f-1 , proposed rule , opt , DHS , STEM , cap gap