Last week, Computerworld published comments from Senator Hatch in which he essentially called out Senator Grassley for being a protectionist and simply ignoring the economic realties of the global marketplace that exists in 2015 by virtue of his plan to prevent an increase in the H-1b cap without including unnecessary and onerous requirements. The proposals… Continue reading Senator Hatch calls out Senator Grassley
The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) published an article discussing the impact of President Obama’s Executive Action on staffing companies and HLG partner, Mike Hammond is quoted.
Senator Sessions (R-Ala) a long-time and outspoken opponent of the H-1b visa and any increase in the H-1b quota or an increase in legal immigration, hosted a policy discussion last week to denounce any increase in the H-1b cap. The premise of the discussion was that there were plenty of unemployed US workers with STEM… Continue reading Senator Sessions holds anti-H-1b meeting
Earlier this week, a group of 8 Senator’s; 4 from each party, described their proposal to overhaul our broken immigration system. Their proposal addresses topics such as retrogression, STEM occupations, and the H-1b visa quota. We will keep you updated as developments occur.
The USCIS has released the H-1b cap count for filings received through May 25th. The Master’s number has reached 17,500 and the regular count has reached 48,400. We are estimating a week to ten days remaining until the quota is exhausted. We will continue to update the count as information is made available.
Most people are now predicting that the H-1b cap will be hit before the end of the month so please make sure you accelerate the filing of any cap subject petitions. We will continue to keep you updated as numbers are released.
Many people are wondering what caused the H-1b cap to be reached so much more quickly this year. Information that the cap would be met in November, two and a half months earlier than past years, caused many employers to scramble to submit petitions. At the Hammond Law Group, we believe that there are several… Continue reading Why was the H-1b cap reached so early this year ?
The USCIS has announced that the 20,000 quota allocated to graduates of US Master’s or higher degree programs for H-1b visas has been reached as of 10-21-2011. There are also less than 20,000 left in the regular quota and there has been a recent marked increase in the number of new filings. If the current pace… Continue reading H-1b Master’s cap reached !
The USCIS is very near to reaching the H-1b cap. As of Friday, the USCIS had receipted 60,700 H-1b petitions. That leaves only 4,300 cap-subject petitions available for this fiscal year. It is expected that the cap will be reached before the end of this month.