Reforms to H-1B Lottery Process Proposed

Published on November 30, 2018 The Department of Homeland Security released today proposed H-1B visa reforms set to be enacted in 2019. The two critical proposed changes include: requiring an electronic Pre-Registration before the H-1B selection lottery on April 1, 2019, and reversing the lottery selection processes so as to favor applicants with… Read More

DHS Proposes new Rule on Public Charge and Inadmissibility

Published on November 2, 2018 The Department of Homeland Security seeks to include a Proposed Rule on Public Charge and inadmissibility. The rule would define public charge pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 214.1(a)(3)(iv) and result in the exclusion of nonimmigrants seeking to adjust status who are “likely at any time… Read More

November Visa Bulletin – accepting applications based on filing dates

Published on November 2, 2018 Other than significant movement for EB-2 China, the November Visa Bulletin remains largely consistent with the October Visa Bulletin. Continuing USCIS’s announcement in October, the Service is accepting I-485 adjustment of status applications based on filing dates. However, the application’s priority date must be current… Read More

Employers May Face New H-1B Cap Lottery Process for FY2020

Published on November 2, 2018 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is planning on publishing a proposed rule to amend the current H-1B cap lottery process. Although the language of the proposal has not been published at this time, it is anticipated that the proposal would require H-1B… Read More