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News : Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda – H4 EAD Removal, H1B Changes, F1 OPT, CPT

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US Federal Government published their Spring 2018 Regulatory agenda that basically outlines the priorities of the current government on various regulations. This is similar to the Fall edition of the Unified regulatory agenda, but published in Spring. Our interest here on our blog is more from immigration and priorities of DHS and USCIS.  Let’s quickly review the in this article. …

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SEVIS, SEVP Portal Updates – OPT Cap Gap Date Extended – H1B Lottery Selected ?

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There have been lot of frantic discussions on the blog with various sorts of information from students who have called help desk, talked to DSOs, what they see in SEVIS. There have been some recent changes with SEVIS and recent launch of SEVP Portal this year that make some of these changes automatic. Let’s look at the details. Background : …

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H1B Visa Changes by Trump, USCIS in Last 1 year that Impact FY 2019 Season

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Since Trump administration has taken office, there have been many changes introduced to tighten the loopholes of the H1B program and increase oversight. These changes introduced by Trump Administration and USCIS will have a significant impact for the H1B FY 2019 season’s approvals, we could see that impact in FY 2018 petitions approvals trends with more RFEs. Below is quick …

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H1B 2019 Season Starts Today – What to Expect ? Lottery Date, Results – FAQs

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Today is one of the most awaited days, when USCIS accepts H1B 2019 Petitions, for many internationals students and professionals aspiring to work in US…In the past, when there was less demand for H1Bs, there was less significance to first 5 working days in April…but, since 2013, for H1B applicants, the first 5 days are literally kind of buying lottery …