USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

USCIS announced on May 2, 2016, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random process. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. Due to the high volume of filings, USCIS is una...

May 2, 2016

DHS Enhances Opportunities for H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 Nonimmigrants and Certain EB-1 Immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) amended its regulations today to improve the programs serving the H-1B1, E-3 and CW-1 nonimmigrant classifications and the EB-1 immigrant classification, and remove unnecessary hurdles that place such workers at a disadvantage when compared to similarly situ...

January 15, 2016

New Law Increases H-1B and L-1 Petition Fees

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113), signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015, increases fees for certain H-1B and L-1 petitioners. These petitioners must submit an additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $4,500 for certain L-1A and L-1B pe...

January 12, 2016

Featured Issue: Central American Humanitarian Crisis

AILA Doc No. 14070148 | Dated January 8, 2016 In the summer of 2014, the steadily increasing levels of violence and insecurity in the Northern Triangle of Central America (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador) reached peak levels and erupted into a regional humanitarian crisis. Record numbers of una...

January 11, 2016

Syrian Refugee Crisis Share Featured Issue: Syrian Refugee Crisis

AILA Doc No. 15100101 | Dated November 18, 2015 Currently, millions of Syrian refugees are seeking protection from violence, persecution, and similar horrors that unfolded on the streets of Paris. The United States has committed to increase the overall total of refugees to 85,000 in FY2016, with at...

November 19, 2015

USCIS Offers Civics Practice Test in Spanish

Online Test Joins English Version to Expand Resources for Aspiring Citizens WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched an online Spanish-language civics practice test today, joining the English version released earlier this year. The questions are presented in English w...

November 19, 2015

USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2015 that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2016. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exempti...

April 13, 2015

USCIS Message: Timing of DACA Renewal Applications

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [mailto:uscis@public.govdelivery.com] Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 6:39 PM To: Subject: USCIS Message: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewal Please help us spread this message in immigrant communities: U.S. Citizenship and Immig...

April 8, 2015

USCIS Reaches FY 2016 H-1B Cap

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2016. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. USCIS will use a computer-generated pr...

April 8, 2015

USCIS will begin accepting requests for expanded DACA on February 18, 201

Expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to people of any current age who entered the United States before the age of 16 and lived in the United States continuously since January 1, 2010, and extending the period of DACA and work authorization f...

February 2, 2015

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