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H-1B Premium Processing Update: It’s On! Again! Mostly


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced the reinstatement of premium processing service for H-1B nonimmigrant petitions, with an exception. 

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USCIS Clarifies Premium Processing For This Year’s H-1B Cap Cases Limited To Change Of Status


As the start of the H-1B cap season approaches, USCIS has clarified that not all of this year’s cap cases can be premium processed.

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Students: Read these STEM OPT Reporting Reminders

If you are participating in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT),

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Data Finds That Trump Administration Is Denying Legal Immigration

According to a report by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the State Department have increased their denial of family, student, and work visa applications since fiscal year (FY) 2017, 

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Key Changes to this Year’s H-1B Cap that You Should Know

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting cap-subject H-1B petitions on April 1, 2019, for employment start dates effective Oct. 1, 2019,

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New STEM designation elevates UTSA graduate programs in architecture

The UTSA Master of Architecture and the Master of Science in Architecture have been awarded a unique science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) designation by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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Trump Administration Increases Scrutiny, RFEs For H-1B Petitions


According to statistics released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the percentage of H-1B cases with requests for evidence (RFEs) has greatly increased. In the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2017, 
 

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USCIS Creates 'Chaos' With Last Minute H-1B Visa Announcement

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has created “chaos” with a new announcement on premium processing less than two weeks before the April 1 H-1B filing deadline, say business immigration attorneys.

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DOL Issues Guidance on H-1B LCA Electronic Posting

The Immigration and Nationality Act and H-1B regulations require employers to notify their U.S. employees of their intent to hire H-1B nonimmigrant workers in connection with filing an H-1B Labor Condition Application. 

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USCIS makes Critical Announcements for the Upcoming H1B Cap Season

On April 1, 2019, USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions for FY2020. Premium processing will be available this year — unlike in prior years where it was suspended for the H-1B cap season. Premium will not be widely available to every H1B cap petition.

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