Immigration | H-1B Visa

H-4 EAD Premium Processing Update; Waiting will Continue

USCIS has faced increasing backlogs across the entire agency, and several factors have made these backlogs even worse in recent years. The immigration policies of the prior administration created the “invisible wall” of bureaucratic processing delays for an agency that was already mismanaging its funds. The current pandemic, along with lack of resources, have exacerbated…

H-1B Visa | Immigration

2022: What to Expect in Employment Immigration

H-1B Reform With no increase in US population growth in sight, reforms that help the H-1B visa program and other employment immigration run smoothly and efficiently are vital to the US economy. The Department of Homeland Security’s 2022 regulatory agenda includes proposed amendments to its regulations that govern the H-1B specialty occupation and F-1 student…

H-1B Visa | Non-immigrant Visa

H-1B Dependents – Know About a USCIS Policy Change to Avoid “Gaps” in Immigration Status

Dependents of H-1B visa-holders can only maintain valid nonimmigrant status for so long. Once dependents “age out” at twenty-one (21), their H-1B dependent visas are no longer valid. As such, H-1B dependents wishing to lawfully stay within the United States must file petitions seeking to extend the duration of their visas or to obtain a…

H-1B Visa | Immigration

H-1B Workers and Available Benefits – Read Now to Learn More

H-1B non-immigrant visas enable workers from outside of the United States to work for an employer within the country. H-1B visas are specifically for workers whose career is specialized, requiring a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). While H-1B workers are not lawful permanent residents or citizens, they are still entitled to certain benefits provided by employers….

H-1B Visa | Non-immigrant Visa

News Flash: USCIS Allows Resubmission of Rejected or Closed H-1B Petitions

On June 23, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will accept certain resubmitted H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2021. This will apply only to H-1B petitions which were rejected or administratively closed due to the fact that the requested start date listed in the petition was after October 1, 2020. The…

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News Flash: Cloudgen LLC Pleads Guilty to H-1B Fraud

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, the Houston consulting and strategic solutions company has pleaded guilty to committing ongoing H-1B visa fraud for over seven years. Details of the H-1B Fraud The fraud was perpetrated from around March 2013 through December 2020. Cloudgen LLC admitted to recruiting Information Technology…

H-1B Visa

News Flash: H-1B Visa Suspension Expires Today

President Biden has opted not to renew former President Trump’s executive order banning H-1B visas. That order was enacted in June 2020 and is set to expire today, March 31, 2021. President Biden has allowed the order to expire today to restore the pipeline for skilled foreign workers. This Is a Win for Businesses, Especially…