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USCIS to open electronic registration process for annual H-1B lottery

USCIS issued a final rule making significant changes to the H-1B visa lottery process in 2020, which will remain in place this year. The rule added an electronic registration requirement for employers seeking to submit H-1B cap-subject petitions. Emp… Read More
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Trump issues proclamation suspending entry of certain H-1B, H-2B, L and J nonimmigrants

THIS PROCLAMATION ONLY AFFECTS H-1B, H-2B, L, AND J VISAS - This proclamation is effective at 12:01 am (ET) on June 24, 2020. This proclamation will expire on March 31, 2021 and may be continued. Read More
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USCIS resumes premium processing for certain petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in phases over the next month. View Full PDF Ann… Read More
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USCIS temporarily suspends all in-person appointments

On March 18, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will b… Read More
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Temporary Travel Restrictions for Land Ports of Entry Between U.S. and Mexico and U.S. and Canada due to COVID-19

CBP is continuing to limit the travel of individuals from Canada and Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry and Ferries Service to “essential travel.” The restrictions will now remain in effect until 11:59 pm (ET) on 2/21/21. Read More
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President Trump Issues Proclamation “Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak.”

This proclamation is effective at 11:59 pm (ET) on April 23, 2020. The proclamation will expire 60 days from its effective date and may be continued. Nonimmigrant visa holders (e.g. H-1B, L, TN, E, etc.) are not included in the proclamation. Per the… Read More
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Suspension of Routine Visa Services

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State is temporarily suspending routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates will cancel all routine immigrant… Read More
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USCIS Suspends Premium Processing

On March 20, 2020, USCIS issued the following statement regarding the temporary suspension of Premium Processing for all I-129 and I-140 petitions: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the immediate and temporary suspension of pr… Read More
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Flexibility with I-9 Compliance

NOTE: The following information only applies to employers and workplaces that are operating remotely. If there are employees physically present at a work location, no exceptions are being implemented at this time for in-person verification of identit… Read More
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