The OFLC delayed the use of the new ETA 9089 PERM form and the filing platform but has announced that it will go into effect as of June 1, 2023. We do not expect a further delay.
Immigration Options for Healthcare Workers
The Congressional Research Service published a report on the various immigration options for international healthcare workers.
May Visa Bulletin
The Department of State (DOS) has released the May Visa Bulletin and sadly, retrogression is widespread impacting almost all categories and all countries. Only the EB1 category was not impacted. The USCIS announced that the would only allow I-485 filings using the Final Action Date chart. Forward advancement is not expected until October. Additional retrogression… Continue reading May Visa Bulletin
HNM to host free webinar
HNM will be hosting a free webinar to discuss options that may be available for those who were not selected in the H-1b lottery. Register here.
COVID 60 Day Rule Ends
USCIS notices requiring responses such as RFE’s, NOID’s, NOIR’s, etc issued as of March 23, 2023, no longer enjoy the extra 60 days being afforded under the COVID flexibility policies that have been in place since 2020.
HNM and Filing Fee Increases
HNM submitted comments to the DHS opposing the filing fee increases that have been propsed. Special thanks to Attorneys Sherry Neal, Natalie Kreutz, Andres Rosales, and Leah Daughtery who authored the comments.
H-1b Cap Lottery Details
The USCIS maintains an excellent web-page providing details regarding the H-1b cap lottery registration process
Combating Candidate Fraud
TechServe Alliance will be hosting a webinar on Thurs. Feb 16th discussing the topic of Candidate and Credentials Fraud and HNM partner, Mike Hammond will be the moderator. Register here.
HNM Webinar Recording Available
A recording of the Feb 7th HNM webinar on the H-1b cap lottery is available for clients. To receive a password, reach out to your HNM attorney.
Predict the Future !
Want to know what the USCIS is considering ? Check out the latest Strategic Plan 2023-2026. published by the USCIS.
H-1b Cap Lottery Webinar
HNM will be hosting a free webinar for clients on Tues. Feb 7th regarding the upcoming H-1b cap registration and lottery. Register here.