H-1B Visa News and Policies

Your go-to resource for the latest H-1B visa news and policies and how they may affect you and your foreign nationals.

  • H-1B Visa Filing and Premium Processing Update

    H-1B Visa Filing and Premium Processing Update

    Learn about the recent H-1B visa filing and premium processing update from a recent announcement from USCIS to the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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  • I-Squared Bill Proposes Increasing H-1B Cap to 195,000

    I-Squared Bill Proposes Increasing H-1B Cap to 195,000

    Last week, Senators Orrin Hatch and Jeff Flake re-introduced I-Squared, a bill proposing changes to the popular H-1B visa program, to the Senate.

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  • Shifting Tides in Immigration in 2018: What Are They?

    Shifting Tides in Immigration in 2018: What Are They?

    Last year, we saw changes in policy, practice and rhetoric. Here are some shifting tides in immigration we could see (and one we’ve already seen) in 2018.

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  • Government Shutdown in Effect, Starting January 20

    Government Shutdown in Effect, Starting January 20

    Read about the government shutdown in December 2017, what it means for U.S. immigration processes and your visa applications.

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  • FAQs: DHS weighs major change to H-1B foreign tech worker visa program

    FAQs: DHS weighs major change to H-1B foreign tech worker visa program

    Here are answers to common questions we’ve received surrounding the McClatchy article, “DHS weighs major change to H-1B foreign tech worker visa program.”

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  • Could some H-1B Visa Extensions Disappear?

    Could some H-1B Visa Extensions Disappear?

    Recent reports indicate DHS's intent to take away H-1B visa extensions beyond the six-year limit for foreign nationals with pending green card applications.

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  • The Massive Undercurrent of Changes in Immigration

    The Massive Undercurrent of Changes in Immigration

    Start out the new year with a birds eye look at the changes in immigration over the past year, without any actual policy needed.

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  • New Immigration Regulations for 2018

    New Immigration Regulations for 2018

    Read about the new immigration regulations from USCIS for 2018 from the Trump administration’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

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  • H-1B Visa Lottery Numbers That Matter

    H-1B Visa Lottery Numbers That Matter

    Read the H-1B visa lottery numbers that could make a difference to your petitions this coming cap-subject H-1B visa season and how to prepare.

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  • Staying Compliant During the H-1B and PERM Process58:25

    Staying Compliant During the H-1B and PERM Process

    Webinar Details: -An overview of the H-1B application process. -A review of the PERM process. -Best practices & tips for staying organized and compliant.

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  • Trump Administration Considering Removal of H-4 Work Permits

    Trump Administration Considering Removal of H-4 Work Permits

    Supporters of the H-4 program believe the removal of H-4 work permits could have a domino effect on both the economy and overall talent landscape.

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  • H-1B Legislation Approved by House Judiciary Committee

    H-1B Legislation Approved by House Judiciary Committee

    Read about the H-1B legislation that was approved by House Judiciary Committee on November 15, 2017 and its possible impact in this post.

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  • New USCIS Numbers: Requests for Evidence Increase

    New USCIS Numbers: Requests for Evidence Increase

    The immigration visa under some of the most scrutiny this year has been the H-1B visa, and with that, requests for evidence have been on the rise.

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  • USCIS to Resume Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitioners

    USCIS to Resume Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitioners

    USCIS today announced its intention to resume premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions which would apply to all remaining H-1B cases.

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  • Speak Out in Support of the H-1B Visa Program 

    Speak Out in Support of the H-1B Visa Program 

    AILA has encouraged others to speak out in support of the H-1B visa program and provided a templated letter each individual can send to their Congressman.

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

    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Visa Petitions

    The USCIS announced today that it has resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap.

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  • Requests for Evidence (RFEs) Are Increasing Attorneys Find

    Requests for Evidence (RFEs) Are Increasing Attorneys Find

    Global Immigration Associates has noticed an increased in Requests for Evidence (RFE) being issued for H-1B cases from the USCIS.

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  • USCIS Publishes Data on H-1B Petitioners

    USCIS Publishes Data on H-1B Petitioners

    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a series of datasets listing every U.S. employer that has been approved for H-1B petitions within the past two years...

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  • USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

    USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

    USCIS announced today its intention to immediately resume H-1B premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions. Cap-exempt petitions may include those submitted by an institution of...

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  • Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions Returned by USCIS

    Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions Returned by USCIS

    On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it has returned all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap petitions that were not selected in the lottery. According to...

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