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USCIS News : H1B 2020 Starts on April 1, Premium Processing for COS

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USCIS released a press note earlier today confirming the standard April 1st start date for accepting petitions for the H1B Visa 2020 Season. There are some differences in the press release regarding premium processing from previous years and new announcements as part of this news release, we will summarize them below.  Summary of USCIS News on H1B Start Date for …

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H1B Visa Pre-registration Requirements Proposed Rule, Lottery, Analysis

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As announced in Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda, DHS and USCIS published the proposed new H1B petition pre-registration rule in Federal Register for public review and comments. It had an expected date of Oct 2018 for Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), but got delayed to December. Actual proposed rule document is 139 pages. We will cover the below aspects of …

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News : H4 Employee Protection Act (EAD)– New Bill by Eshoo, Lofgren

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As we have H4 EAD Rule Removal Process in progress by Trump Administration, on Nov 16th, House Representatives  Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren have introduced a new bill in House to “Allow certain H4 Dependent Spouses to Apply for Employment Authorization (EAD)”. Below is a quick summary and status. What is the bill “ H4 Employment Protection Act” ? …

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USCIS News : H1B Premium Processing Suspended Until Feb 19, 2019. Impact Analysis ?

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USCIS announced that premium processing will be suspended for most of the H1B Visa petitions starting September 11th, 2018 until Feb 19th , 2019. Below is a summary of the update and how it will impact various H1B holders and prospective H1B seekers like F1 students, OPT, etc. Summary of USCIS H1B Premium Processing Suspension until Feb 19th , 2019 …

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USCIS New Notice to Appear (NTA) Policy Memo – H1B, L1 Impact ? Timelines ?

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USCIS issued a new policy memo with updated guidance on issuance of Notice To Appear ( NTA). This policy memo gives authority to USCIS to issue NTA without consulting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for general Employment based petitions like H1B, L1. It has some dire consequences for work visa holders in US, if their extension petition gets denied and …