The rule will be published December 22, 2021 and once published Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will officially withdraw the “Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions,” final rule issued on January 8, 2021. This means next year’s H-1B CAP selection process will be the normal random lottery and NOT… Continue reading H-1B Registration Selection Rule based on Wages Dead
On Nov. 19, USCIS has confirmed that they have completed a third round of lottery sections for the FY 2022 H1B cap. Individuals with selected registrations will have their myUSCIS accounts updated to include a selection notice, which includes details about when and where to file. The filing window for these selections will be Nov. 22, 2021, and close on Feb. 23, 2022. We will be… Continue reading USCIS Conducts THIRD Lottery Selection for FY 2022 H-1B CAP
USCIS has conducted a second lottery for H1b CAP registrations filed earlier this year. These newly selected cases can begin to be filed in August. The standard 3 month filing window applies to these CAP cases. Registrations that were filed by our office will be shared as soon as the individual confirmations become available through… Continue reading H1b Registration Lottery – Second Round
In a recent stakeholder message, a copy of which can be found here, USCIS has confirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic will cause delays in data entry and notice generation for CAP cases. Even though cases could be filed starting April 1, 2020, USCIS does not expect to be able to get notices out for cases… Continue reading Delays to H-1B CAP Notices due to COVID-19
On February 20, 2019, USCIS again submitted to The Office of Management and Budget their proposal for “Removing H-4 Dependent Spouses from the Class of Aliens Eligible for Employment Authorization.” This rule proposal was also published in the Fall 2018, Spring 2018 and Fall 2017 reports. The current administration has been maligning the H4 EAD… Continue reading End of the H4 EAD?
DHS has release its Agency Rule List for Spring 2018. In this release the current administration outlined their rule change wish list, which includes: 1. Scrapping the H1b lottery. Possibly requiring preregistration for H1b’s. 2. Revisions to H1b definitions for specialty occupation. We’ve already seen some Officers use narrower interpretations than what we believe the… Continue reading Possible Upcoming Rule Changes to be on the Lookout For
On August 1, 2016, a Dept. of Labor Judge ordered ME Global Inc. to pay a former engineer almost $183,000 in back wages. The Judge determined that the employer did not properly notify immigration officials when it fired the H-1B worker in 2008. As you probably know, immigration laws require employers to notify USCIS of… Continue reading Always Remember to Withdraw the H-1B of Employees Who Leave You