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17 Organizations file new Lawsuit on H1B Wage Levels Increase

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Late yesterday evening, 17 organizations, which consist of group of Universities, non-profits, and businesses filed a lawsuit against US Dept of Labor regarding the recent rule on increase in the H1B, PERM Wage Levels & changes. This is the second lawsuit, the first one was filed by ITServe. In this article, we will review the lawsuit summary and key argument …

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Lawsuit on H1B Wage Levels Increase Filed by ITServe Alliance

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As many of you know, the H1B Prevailing Wage levels were dramatically increased for H1B workers in recent wage protections regulation that was published in federal register.  There was a lawsuit filed today on the new regulation. In this article we will discuss the background on why and details of the lawsuit that we have as of now. If you …

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H1B, I-140, L1 Premium Processing Fee $2500, Effective Oct 19th

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As many of you know, USCIS provides Premium Processing for faster processing of I-129 petitions and get a decision in 15 days. The current fee for it is $1,440 and it is increasing to $2,500 from October 19th, 2020. In this article, we will cover the background, why going up, who all it affects and other details. Background of Premium …

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New H1B, PERM Wage Levels defined in Regulation. Huge Impact!

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As some of you know, recently H1B, PERM wage levels rule that was submitted to OMB and later withdrawn. It was published as an interim final rule to Federal register on Oct 8th, 2020 and effective now. We will review the background, current wage levels, new wage levels, and impact in this article. This prevailing wage level changes rule is …

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Changes to H1B, PERM Wage Levels – Rule Withdrawn [Oct 2020]

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US Department of Labor submitted a new regulation that is aimed at changing the H1B and PERM Wage Levels. It was submitted on, September 16th to OMB for review. Ultimately, it was withdrawn on Sep 30th. Below article covers all the details of the same in this article. Latest Update : Rule Withdrawn by US Dept of Labor October 7th, …

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DHS submits Strengthen H1B Visa Rule to OMB as Interim Final Rule

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The long awaited DHS regulation that has been on Spring 2020 Regulatory agenda under H1B category was submitted to OMB for review today under “Interim Final Rule” stage.  Many of you may wonder, what does this “interim final rule” stage mean and what impact it can have on H1B program, including option for lawsuit in court. In this article, we …

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H1B 2021 RFE: F1 Maintenance of Status (STEM OPT), Approval Docs

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Most of the users, who were lucky in this year’s H1B Registration Lottery  would have applied H1B Visa 2021 petition with USCIS. As per USCIS 2020 Report, there were about 35% of H1B petitions that ended up in Request for Evidence (RFE). One of our readers, who applied for H1B 2021 petition as Change of Status, received an RFE that …

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H1B, L1 US Entry Ban News – New Exceptions for Stamping, Travel (Aug 2020)

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As most of you know, on June 22, 2020, Trump issued a Proclamation banning entry of H1B, L1 and other visa holders who present risk to US  labor market. There were some amendments done and clarifications provided after initial order to allow certain dependents.  There were few lawsuits filed on this entry ban, including support by Google, Apple, Facebook on …

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Trump EO – Review Hiring of Federal Contractors on H1B Visa, LCA

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President Trump signed an Executive Order today, August 3rd, 2020 that calls for review of Federal Agencies practices on contracting and hiring of temporary workers like H1B Visa. This executive order is an outcome of recent action by Tennessee Valley Authority that planned to outsource 20% of its IT workforce to foreign companies. The goal of the Executive order is …