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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Judges Slap Down USCIS Again On H-1B Visas

By |2021-05-11T06:41:25-04:00April 8th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies|

In three new court cases, federal judges have decided that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unlawfully denied H-1B petitions for foreign-born professionals. The decisions, which all involve USCIS improperly limiting the definition of a specialty occupation, may bring greater certainty to employers and potential visa holders during uncertain economic times. Under the Trump administration, [...]

Forbes: USCIS improperly denied an H-1B petition

By |2021-05-11T07:50:24-04:00March 11th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigrant health insurance, Specialty Ocupation|

US Magistrate Judge L. Patrick Auld has ruled that US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) improperly denied an H-1B petition after USCIS claimed the position did not qualify as a “specialty occupation.” Stuart Anderson, senior contributor at Forbes, writes that this ruling is the “first known case where a federal judge has analyzed whether the USCIS interpretation of [...]

What is the H-1B Visa – What You Need to Know

By |2021-05-11T08:21:00-04:00January 31st, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration|

In this age of rapid economic growth and demand from companies for technology and other workers which outpaces the supply, many U.S. companies rely on foreign-born employees to cover their hiring needs. Recruiting and retaining the best possible talent from around the world is critical for any business to maintain its competitive edge. Many businesses [...]

H-1B Electronic Registration Process has been Formally Announced by USCIS

By |2021-05-11T08:26:55-04:00January 17th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration|

As confirmed by USCIS in the Final Rule from January 31, 2019, a Federal Register notice has been published formally announcing  the implementation of registration process for fiscal year 2021 H-1B.  What this implies is that the season for this new electronic filling will commence on March 1st, 2020, however there will be a limited [...]

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