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H-1B Lottery Q&As

H-1B Q&A

Q: How Does USCIS Determine the Number of Petitions to Select in the Lottery? A: USCIS utilizes data from prior FYs to project the number of petitions to select. SCOPS is responsible for reviewing data and projecting the target number. After filing window is closed, SCOPS monitors petition approvals to help project numbers for next […]


Trump administration activates new asylum crackdown. Potentially valid claims could be denied

asylum restrictions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration formally activated its new asylum crackdown on Thursday, a move that could make it even more difficult for immigrants seeking U.S. refuge. Thursday’s directive by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of the Department of Homeland Security, goes even further than the one Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last month when he said victims of […]


OSC Issues Flyer for Employers of Refugees and Asylees on Working in the U.S.

OSC issued a flyer for employers of refugees and asylees on their right to work in the United States.


Myth vs. Fact on Zero-Tolerance Policy

DHS released the document “Myth vs. Fact: DHS Zero-Tolerance Policy,” claiming that DHS has “seen reporters, Members of Congress, and other groups mislead the public on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) zero-tolerance policy. Myth DHS has a policy to separate families at the border. Fact DHS does not have a blanket policy of separating […]


New Immigration Compliance Requirements for FY2018 Grants

The Department of Justice posted solicitations for four public safety grants. Applicants for these FY 2018 grants will be required to certify compliance with new conditions to these grants that will increase information sharing and other cooperation between federal, state, and local law enforcement. These new grant conditions will ensure that federal immigration authorities have […]