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  • USCIS Reaches Advanced Degree Exemption Cap for FY 2020

    USCIS Reaches Advanced Degree Exemption Cap for FY 2020

    On Thurs., April 11, USCIS announced it has completed the selection process to select enough H-1B visa petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated master's cap of 20,000 petitions.

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  • USCIS Hits FY 2020 H-1B Regular Cap

    USCIS Hits FY 2020 H-1B Regular Cap

    On Friday, April 5, 2019, USCIS announced it has received enough H-1B visa petitions to hit the regular cap of 65,000 for fiscal year 2020.

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  • USCIS Announces Start of FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season and More Important Updates

    USCIS Announces Start of FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season and More Important Updates

    USCIS announced the start of fiscal year FY 2020 H-1B cap season and additional important updates.

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  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Visa Petitions

    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Visa Petitions

    USCIS announced that it will resume premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions effective March 12, 2019.

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  • Congress Requests Answers from USCIS

    Congress Requests Answers from USCIS

    Members of Congress are asking for answers from USCIS Director Lee Francis Cissna.

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  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Select 2018 Petitions

    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Select 2018 Petitions

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced it would resume premium processing for select H-1B petitions.

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  • USCIS Revises Form I-539 and to Publish New Form I-539A

    USCIS Revises Form I-539 and to Publish New Form I-539A

    USCIS announced it had updated Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and will publish a new form, Form I-539A.

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  • USCIS February 2019 Visa Bulletin

    USCIS February 2019 Visa Bulletin

    USCIS released its Feb. 2019 Visa Bulletin. Read for more details.

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  • State Department Consolidates Processing of H and L Visa Applications in China

    State Department Consolidates Processing of H and L Visa Applications in China

    U.S. Department of State recently announced plans to consolidate the processing of L and H visa applications for Chinese foreign nationals seeking work in the U.S.

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  • USCIS Will Close Its Moscow Field Office

    USCIS Will Close Its Moscow Field Office

    USCIS recently announced it will close its field office in Moscow, Russia.

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  • DHS Releases Final Rule Regarding H-1B Cap Petitions

    DHS Releases Final Rule Regarding H-1B Cap Petitions

    On January 30, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the final rule that amends regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions.

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  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

    Starting Monday, Jan. 28, USCIS will resume premium processing for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap petitions that are currently pending.

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  • 3 Ways Technology is Helping Companies Stay Compliant During H-1B Cap Season

    3 Ways Technology is Helping Companies Stay Compliant During H-1B Cap Season

    FY 2020 H-1B cap season is here, and technology is here to help you stay compliant.

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  • Make This Your Best H-1B Cap Season With These 4 Tips

    Make This Your Best H-1B Cap Season With These 4 Tips

    These best practices will have employers starting the petition process early and already thinking about alternatives.

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  • January 2019 Visa Bulletin

    January 2019 Visa Bulletin

    USCIS released its January 2019 Visa Bulletin. Read for more details.

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  • 5 Ways Technology is Helping Small Businesses with H-1B Cap Season

    5 Ways Technology is Helping Small Businesses with H-1B Cap Season

    Immigration technology gives small business owners peace of mind during the often-complicated H-1B cap season.

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  • Government Shutdown Does Not Impede USCIS Operations

    Government Shutdown Does Not Impede USCIS Operations

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USICS) will continue to operate normally despite last week's government shutdown.

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  • USCIS Updates Practice of Denying Pending Form I-131

    USCIS Updates Practice of Denying Pending Form I-131

    USCIS recently updated its practice of denying pending Form I-131 advance parole applications for abandonment due to international travel.

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  • USCIS Issues Policy Memorandum for Form I-751

    USCIS Issues Policy Memorandum for Form I-751

    USCIS issued a policy memorandum that revises interview waiver guidance for Form I-751.

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  • Travelers Should Allow 72 Hours for ESTA, says CBP

    Travelers Should Allow 72 Hours for ESTA, says CBP

    CBP recommends international travelers using ESTA to apply soon, but not less than 72 hours before their scheduled international flight departure.

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