FY2022 H-1B Cap Registrations released

By |2021-06-29T16:08:01-04:00June 29th, 2021|H-1B Visa|

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released data showing the total number of annual H-1B lottery registrations received for the upcoming fiscal year (FY) 2022. Under the electronic registration process, now in its second year of operation, petitioning employers were already aware of the annual quota (“cap”) being met, with registration selection notices being released in [...]

H-1B Visa Ban Not Sustainable

By |2021-05-06T07:11:00-04:00March 3rd, 2021|H-1B Visa, Immigration|

The unemployment rate in computer and mathematical occupations remains well below pre-pandemic levels, making the current immigration ban on the entry of H-1B visa holders unsustainable. On June 22, 2020, Donald Trump used his authority under section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to issue a proclamation suspending the entry of H-1B, L-1, and [...]

DOL H-1B Visa Wage Rule: Donald Trump’s Bad Parting Gift

By |2021-05-07T10:21:56-04:00January 14th, 2021|H-1B Visa|

The Department of Labor (DOL) reissued a controversial rule designed to price H-1B visa holders and employment-based immigrants out of the U.S. labor market, setting up new legal battles and a decision by the Biden administration on whether to keep a rule that fulfills a key part of White House adviser Stephen Miller’s anti-immigration agenda. The final [...]

Federal District Court Sets Aside New Immigration DHS and DOL Rules

By |2021-05-07T10:33:08-04:00December 2nd, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

In California, a federal district court has set aside two new immigration regulations that were promulgated on a fast track by the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Homeland Security (DHS) in early October. Ruling on summary judgment, the court found that the agencies did not have good cause to bypass notice and comment rulemaking procedures [...]

Lawsuit Filed on the New H-1B Wage Rule

By |2021-05-07T11:09:46-04:00November 3rd, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Trump|

On October 8, 2020, the Trump Administration abruptly revamped the H-1B wage rule to dramatically change the program and sharply increase the required wages for temporary positions and others seeking employment-based green card sponsorship. The changes are aimed at discouraging U.S. employers from hiring and continuing to employ foreign workers. The minimum wage paid to H-1B [...]

H-1B VISA DENIALS CONTINUE TO INCREASE FOR COMPANIES

By |2021-05-10T10:06:58-04:00September 14th, 2020|COVID-19, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Trump|

H-1B VISA DENIALS CONTINUE TO INCREASE FOR COMPANIES U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues H-1B visa denials, including for high-skilled foreign nationals sponsored by many of the best companies in the world, according to a new analysis. The overall trend for businesses under the Trump administration is to make life more difficult for companies [...]

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Tech Giants Back Legal Challenge to Trump’s Foreign Workers Ban

By |2021-05-10T10:20:03-04:00August 12th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Trump|

Top U.S. tech firms, including Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc, filed a legal brief on Monday, backing a challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump's temporary ban on the entry of certain foreign workers to preserve jobs for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. In brief, filed in a lawsuit brought in California by major U.S. business [...]

PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING WORK VISAS

By |2021-05-10T12:52:43-04:00June 24th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

On Monday June 22, 2020, President Trump extended and expanded his April 2020 immigration ban to now include new work visas in addition to family visas.  The new order bars hundreds of thousands of foreigners from seeking employment in the United States, as part of a broad effort to limit the entry of immigrants into [...]

Will the H-1B and other U.S. Work Visas get suspended?

By |2021-05-11T05:34:40-04:00June 15th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

Since the April 22 Executive Order that temporarily banned entry into the United States on permanent resident visas, there has been a lot of speculation about the possibility that H-1B and other Work Visas eventually would be suspended as well. It appears this will indeed happen sometime shortly and could initially be in effect for [...]

H-1B Workers: Worth Their Weight in Innovation

By |2021-05-11T05:51:55-04:00May 23rd, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Trump|

The Trump Administration is reportedly working on an executive order to ban the issuance of new H-1B visas. His order is expected to be issued before the end of this month. His order would be quite a negative blow to the U.S. economy and hit American economic innovation the hardest. The H-1B visa system has problems: It’s [...]

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