H-1B visa

2023 H-1B Cap Lottery Season: It’s Time to Prepare!

2023 H-1B Cap Lottery Season: It’s Time to Prepare! Now is the time for US employers to prepare for registration in the 2023 H-1B Cap Lottery. H-1B Temporary Worker status is for professional workers. Electronic Registration of all proposed H-1B workers for the FY2023 H-1B quota in March is an absolute must. USCIS will charge […]

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Should I Sponsor a Foreign Employee for a Work Visa?

Should I Sponsor a Foreign Employee for a Work Visa? Decision Vision Episode 129: Should I Sponsor a Foreign Employee for a Work Visa? – An Interview with Karen Weinstock, Weinstock Immigration Lawyers When a business has an opportunity and needs to hire a foreign employee and sponsor them for a work visa, what issues

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FY2022 H-1B Cap Registrations released

FY2022 H-1B Cap Registrations released 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

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

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

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Federal District Court Sets Aside New Immigration DHS and DOL Rules

Federal District Court Sets Aside New Immigration DHS and DOL Rules 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

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Lawsuit Filed on the New H-1B Wage Rule

Lawsuit Filed on the New H-1B Wage Rule 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

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H-1B VISA DENIALS CONTINUE TO INCREASE FOR COMPANIES

H-1B VISA DENIALS CONTINUE TO INCREASE FOR COMPANIES 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

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

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

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

Will the H-1B and other U.S. Work Visas get suspended? For three years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — the federal agency that 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

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