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H-1B: More advanced-degree holders selected in this year’s lottery, feds say


More H-1B visa applications for workers with advanced degrees from U.S. colleges and universities were selected in the main lottery for the visa this year compared to last year, federal authorities said Tuesday.

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Grace Period for Nonimmigrant Workers Following Loss of Employment

At the beginning of 2017, a new regulation from the Department of Homeland Security went into effect. This regulation affects workers who are highly skilled, and may provide a grace period of up to 60 days in certain cases.

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GW to continue welcoming international students at airports next year

When first-year graduate student Saumya Rajamohan arrived at Dulles International Airport from her home in India in January, she was unsure what was waiting for her on a campus she had never been to in a city she did not know.

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New Data Show H-1B Denial Rates Reaching Highest Levels

When U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced its H-1B Employer Data Hub skeptics assumed the agency hoped to generate negative attention toward companies and H-1B visa holders.

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USCIS has already started issuing receipts for selected petitions

On April 10, 2019, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) received sufficient H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 H-1B visa quota for U.S. advanced degree holders (or “master’s cap”) for Fiscal Year 2020, which begins on October 1, 2019.

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Now We Wait: What to Keep in Mind After Filing an H-1B Petition With USCIS

US. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has completed the selection process for H-1B cap subject petitions filed for fiscal year (FY) 2020. 

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Halt H-1B visa fraud by empowering consular officers

Stories about foreign workers in the tech sector have been featured prominently in the media. These stories have usually referred to this group as H-1B workers — referring to the specific visa class authorizing their employment here.  

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Increasing uncertainty and unpredictability in H-1B adjudications

Last week, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received 201,011 H-1B petitions subject to the annual cap for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.

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FY2020 H-1B Master’s Cap Has Been Reached

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has just announced that it has completed what is commonly known as the “master’s cap” H-1B lottery.

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Recent immigration raid is I-9 compliance reminder

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted a raid of a worksite in Dallas owned by a New Jersey-based tech company on April 3, arresting 280 employees suspected of working without proper documentation.

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