Biden lifts Immigrant Visa Travel Ban. H1B Travel Ban NOT Lifted yet

Biden cancels immigrant visa travel ban - Feb 2021

Today, Feb 24th, 2021, President Biden signed a Proclamation (Executive Order) to revoke the previous Proclamation 10014, which banned entry of immigrant visa holders to US. Proclamation 10014 was originally signed by former President Trump on April 22, 2020 and was extended until March 31, 2021.  We will review all the details of the Proclamation …

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Official Bill US Citizenship Act 2021 : H1B, F1, H4, Green Card Changes

US Citizenship Act 2021 - H1B Employment Based Green Card H4 visa and F1 Changes

Today Senator Bob Menendez introduced the huge Immigration reform bill called as “US Citizenship Act of 2021”. It is the official draft text of the bill released for public review. It is a huge 353-page Bill. The Official bill has a lot of provisions on various aspects of immigration like H1B, Green Cards, DACA, TPS, …

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USCIS H1B 2022 Registration, Lottery Dates – March 9th to 25th

H1B 2022 Registration Lottery Dates by USCIS Details

If you are planning to apply for H1B Visa this upcoming H1B Visa 2022 season, it is critical that you know the exact dates. Today, USCIS announced the dates for registration, process, and other details. In this article, we will cover all those details. Summary of USCIS H1B 2022 Registration and Lottery Dates News Below …

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Biden Revokes Buy American, Hire American EO – H1B, L1 Impact?

Biden Revokes Buy American Hire American - H1B Impact

President Biden revoked previous Trump Administration’s “Buy American, Hire American Executive Order (EO)” on Jan 25, 2021 and signed an Executive Order that focuses only on the “Buy American”. This has a big impact on the work visa programs like H1B, L1, Others and DHS & Dept of Labor stance towards the same.  In this …

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US Citizenship Act of 2021 – H1B, H4 EAD, Green Card, F1 Provisions

US Citizenship Act of 2021 - Biden - H1B - H4 EAD Info

Biden administration has sent a Fact Sheet / Bill called “US Citizenship Act of 2021” to Congress on day one to address many of the pressing immigration issues. This is NOT the Official Bill release by Congress, rather a collection of topics that are priority for Biden Administration. The Bill sent by WhiteHouse to Congress …

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Biden Immigration Policy News – H1B, Travel Ban, Green Card, H4 EAD, F1

Biden Immigration Policy Updates 2021

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America today. He signed 17 executive orders and plans to sign a number of orders in the upcoming days. We will track all immigration policy updates related to H1B, H4 EAD, Employment based Green Card, F1 Visa, Travel Ban, Other relevant …

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End Clients should file H1B LCA – Cancelled by DOL [Jan 2021]

H1B LCAs Guidance by US DOL 2021

On Jan 15th, 2021, US Department of Labor (DOL) published guidance that H1B LCAs have to be filed by end clients. It also modified the salaries, benefits requirements that have to be followed by end clients to be compliant. It was later withdrawn by DOL on Jan 20th, 2021 after Biden administration took office. This …

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DHS Final Rule – End Clients need to file H1B Petitions. Impact?

H1B New Rule DHS Third party workers

As many of you know DHS published an interim final rule to strengthen H1B Program that changed the definition of specialty occupation, gave 1-year approvals, and others. It was cancelled by court order. Today, DHS is taking a small part of the same rule and publishing the final rule. In this article, we will look …

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H1B Wage Levels Changes – Final Rule by DOL

H1B Wage Levels Final Rule Info Jan 2021

US Department of Labor(DOL) published H1B, PERM Wage Levels Changes regulation as interim final rule on October 8th, 2020 and later it was cancelled by courts as they did not follow proper notice and comment period. DOL had to revert back the FLCDataCenter published wage levels and do many other things to comply with court …

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H1B Lottery with Wage Levels Based Selection – Delayed until Dec 31, 2021

DHS published a proposed rule to change how the H1B Visa Lottery process would work during the H1B Registration Process on Nov 2, 2020, later they published final rule on Jan 7th, 2021 with an effective date of March 9, 2021. But, after Biden Administration has taken office, they have moved the effective date of …

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