All Items: Work Visas

  • President Signs Executive Order Seeking H-1B Visa Program Review

    Date:
    April 21, 2017

    President Donald J. Trump has signed an Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American, establishing as the policy of the executive branch to promote American business and talent. The Order does not have any immediate impact on existing federal policies or regulations.

  • H1-B Cap Has Been Reached for Fiscal Year 2018

    Date:
    April 10, 2017

    On April 7, 2017, the US Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the congressionally mandated 85,000-visa H-1B cap has been reached for Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018).

  • USCIS Temporarily Suspends H-1B Visa Petition Premium Processing

    Date:
    March 7, 2017

    US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has temporarily suspended the premium processing of all H-1B visa petitions starting April 3, 2017, the first day on which the agency would have begun accepting such petitions this year.

  • Trump Revokes January Immigration Order, Issues New Mandate

    Date:
    March 6, 2017

    President Donald J. Trump has issued a new executive order on immigration entitled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States, which takes effect on March 16, 2017.

  • H-1B Visa Petition Filings Are Due April 3 for FY 2018

    Date:
    February 23, 2017

    Employers that want to hire foreign workers for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for positions that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, teaching, engineering and computer programming should get ready now to file H-1B visa petitions with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 3, 2017.

  • E-Verify Extended Through April 2017

    Date:
    December 27, 2016

    President Barack Obama has signed the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017, which extends appropriations through April 28, 2017.

  • Form I-9 Changes May Usher in Era of Increased Enforcement

    Date:
    November 15, 2016

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a revised Form I-9. In addition, employers should expect more stringent enforcement of immigration laws under a Trump administration.

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