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Trump signs EO: 60 Days Pause for New GC Holders, No H1Bs Impact

In Green Card by KumarUpdated : 48 Comments

President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) today as shared by him previously yesterday, including the tweet that created confusion on suspending US Immigration. Most of the executive order is in-line with previous announcement on twitter, press release, with one addition to review non-immigrant visa programs. We will look at the entire Executive Order, why it is signed, summarize the …

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USCIS News: H1B 2021 Petition Data Entry, Receipt Notice Delays

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 100 Comments

As many of you know USCIS received a staggering 275K H1B registrations for FY 2021 season with the new H1B Registration Process. Also, as part of the H1B Visa 2021 Season, they also suspended H1B Premium processing for fiscal year 2021, including other visa types due to the COVID-19 situation. As USCIS is struggling as well with COVID-19 situation by …

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Lawsuit against USCIS by AILA to Extend Deadlines with COVID-19

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 34 Comments

As most of you know, USCIS offices are closed with COVID-19 situation for in-person activities until May 3rd. Also, they have given 60 days flexibility to respond to RFE and NOID, including acceptance of scanned wet signatures. But, they have not really addressed pressing situations for foreigners in proper lawful status with expiring petitions, status or denials. These individuals are …

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Total H1B Registrations Received for FY 2021 is 275k, 46% Masters

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 30 Comments

USCIS earlier today announced a press release indicating the overall H1B registrations received by them as part of the New H1B registration process, where H1B sponsors filed H1B applications  for their employees or prospects as registrations in Online H1B registration tool built by USCIS. They have previously announced completion of H1B Registration Lottery Selection Process, now today they have shared …

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News : H1B 2021 Registrations Lottery Completed [Mar 2020]

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 148 Comments

As many of you know, USCIS has changed their H1B submission process for the fiscal year 2021 with New H1B Registration Process. As part of that they had the H1B registration open for 20 days from March 1st to March 20th, 2020. Employers used Online H1B Registration Tool to submit H1B registrations for their employees that they plan to sponsor …

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Can H1B holder work from Home? Same LCA, MSA, Amendment?

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 45 Comments

As the entire world is grappling with the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, it impacts many living and working on a visa in a foreign country. If you are living in US as a foreigner, you are impacted too, as USCIS has closed their physical offices and premium processing. As many companies closed their physical offices and recommend their employees to work …