All Items: Work Visas

  • H-1B Visas Expected to Fill Up Fast Again This Year

    March 20, 2018

    Employers that hope to hire foreign workers under the H-1B program should prepare to file as close to April 2 as possible. In recent years, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached its limit on H-1B visas within five days.

  • New California Law Will Limit Immigration Enforcement Agents' Access to Workplaces, Records

    October 9, 2017

    Effective January 1, 2018, the Immigrant Worker Protection Act will require employers in California to demand that immigration enforcement agents obtain a subpoena or judicial warrant before entering nonpublic areas of their workplaces or accessing certain employee records.

  • Trump to Unwind DACA Program That Protected Young Undocumented Immigrants

    September 6, 2017

    President Trump has ordered an end to the Obama-era DACA program, which protected undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. The administration set a March 5, 2018 deadline for Congress to act to preserve DACA's protections before individuals begin losing their legal status.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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