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H-1B Visas All Gone For 16th Straight Year

Back in 1990, when Congress set a yearly limit on new H-1B visas, members of Congress did not know yet about the World Wide Web and smartphones, never mind driverless cars.

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Cap Gap Extension Eligibility

This means an F-1 student filing for H1-B status on April 1 with a benefit start date of Oct. 1 may qualify for an extension of status and/or employment authorization.

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H1B spouses' work permits: USCIS chief Francis Cissna speaks up on H4 EAD in letter to US lawmakers; tough road ahead

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) chief Francis Cissna has indicated in a letter to 15 US lawmakers that the Trump administration is firmly on track to likely revoking work permits given to more than 100,000 spouses of H1B workers in America. 

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Amazon’s visas for foreign-born workers surge 78% as H-1B approvals shift from Indian IT firms to US tech companies

Amazon was approved for 2,515 visas for foreign-born workers in fiscal year 2017, outpaced by only one other company in the highly competitive H-1B lottery. 

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How to prove Employer Employee Relationship in an H1B Petition?

mployers (Petitioners) are frequently faced with Request For Evidence (RFEs) issued by USCIS, requesting employers to prove the employer employee relationship in an H-1B Petition. The Answer is Right of Control.

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How to Find a Cap-Exempt H-1B Job

The H-1B visa is for "specialty occupation" workers. In order to satisfy the visa requirements, the job must require at least a specific bachelor's (four-year) degree, and the worker must have a relevant U.S. bachelor's degree, foreign degree, or equivalent education and/or experience.

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Cap-Exempt H-1B Employment Clarified by DHS

In light of the general unavailability of H-1B visas due to the limited and inadequate H-1B visa quota, it is more important than ever that U.S. employers and highly skilled foreign nationals be able to take maximum advantage of exemptions from the quota. 

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Guide to H-1B Cap Exempt Employers

Many foreign nationals who seek to obtain H-1B status face significant difficulties due to the current structure and limited numbers of the H-1B visa program. 

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Are You Ready for USCIS H-1B Site Visits or Department of Labor Audits?

Now that the FY 2019 H-1B cap has been reached, make sure you have a strong immigration compliance programs in place, particularly when it comes to Department of Homeland Security’s H-1B Site Visit program and Department of Labor H-1B/Labor Condition Application Audit program. As reported earlier this year, the government plans to step up targeted site visits and audits for H-1B cases in 2018.

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H-1B visa filings at historic low as Indian firms opt to hire local in US


USCIS data on H-1B visa filings show US branches of Indian IT companies such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro are sticking to their promise of cutting foreign hirings and ramping up local recruitment

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