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Pursuant to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/exceptions-to-p-p-10014-10052-suspending-entry-of-immigrants-non-immigrants-presenting-risk-to-us-labor-market-during-economic-recovery.html if a U.S. employer has any employees that were working in L-1 or H-1B status before departing the U.S., and are currently outside of the U.S., they should be exempt from Presidential Proclamation 10052, if the specific employee is returning to the U.S. “to resume ongoing employment in the United States in the same position with the…Read More

AILA states that it “has heard reports that USCIS may be selecting more H-1B registrations for the FY2021 cap as early as this week, and that a new H-1B filing period may be opening August 17 through mid-November, 2020.” This is potentially great news for U.S. employers, nonimmigrant students and nonimmigrants looking to change status to H-1B. Our law office…Read More

The USCIS Memos of August 9, 2018 (PM-602-1060.1) and May 10, 2018 (PM-602-1060) both titled “Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants” was enjoined nationwide on February 6, 2020 (See Guilford College v. Wolf, 2/6/20). On August 3, 2020, USCIS withdrew its appeal of the Court’s injunction in effect making the preliminary injunction permanent. This means that the application of duration of status (D/S) rules…Read More

The current USCIS Policy Manual defines “Inspection” as “the formal process of determining whether an alien may lawfully enter the United States. Immigration laws as early as 1875 specified that inspection must occur prior to an alien’s landing in or entering the United States and that prohibited aliens were to be returned to the country from which they came at no cost or penalty to the conveyor or vessel.[1] Inspections for…Read More

The ruling applies to anyone in Maryland with a final deportation order who started the process of obtaining legal status based on having an American spouse and is ineligible for a provisional unlawful presence waiver, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.Read More

USCIS will resume premium processing on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for all H-1B petitions filed on or before Dec. 21, 2018.Read More

From USCIS.gov on 3/11/19. USCIS will resume premium processing on Tuesday, March 12, for all H-1B petitions. If you have received a request for evidence (RFE) for a pending petition, you should include the RFE response with the premium processing request. When an H-1B petitioner properly requests the agency’s premium processing service, USCIS guarantees a 15-day processing time. If we do not take certain…Read More

Recently, WHD has seen a rise in the use of electronic notifications as workplaces increasingly provide their employees with documents by electronic means. This Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) reiterates an H-1B petitioner’s obligations when using electronic means to make the requisite notice to all affected employees. This includes those who are employed by a third-party employer. The H-1B petitioner must notify all…Read More

Note to all clients: H-1B Season. All H-1B CAP petitions must prepared to be sent to USCIS on March 30th to be received by USCIS on the first business day of April (USCIS considers the first 5 business days of April to be the first business day). This is the time of year that approximately 175,000 H1-Bs are filed with…Read More

Premium processing will be offered in a two-phased approach during the FY 2020 cap season so USCIS can best manage the premium processing requests without fully suspending it as in previous years. The first phase will include FY 2020 cap-subject H-1B petitions requesting a change of status and the second phase will include all other FY 2020 cap-subject petitions. Read the USCIS news release here.Read More

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