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USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY2019

USCIS announced that on 4/11/18, it used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption for FY2019. Unselected petitions will be rejected and returned with their filing fees.   From: “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services” <[email protected]> Date: April 12, 2018 at […]

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2018 USCIS Form Updates

April 12, 2018 USCIS updated the following form: Update to Form G-325A, Biographic Information (for Deferred Action) The new edition is dated 3/29/18. March 28, 2018 USCIS updated the following form: New Version of N-300, Application to File Declaration of Intention The new edition is dated 3/13/18. March 23, 2018 USCIS updated the following forms: […]

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USCIS Will Conduct a Lottery for CW-1 Petitions for FY2019

USCIS announced that it has received petitions for more than the number of visas available for FY2019 for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) program. USCIS will randomly select petitions received between April 2, 2018 and April 13, 2018. USCIS has received petitions for more than the number of visas […]

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USCIS Reaches FY2019 H-1B Cap

USCIS announced that it reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B cap for FY2019. USCIS also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the master’s cap. USCIS will reject and return filing fees for all unselected cap-subject petitions that are not prohibited multiple filings. From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services <[email protected]> Sent: Friday, April […]

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USCIS Announces It Will Destroy Undeliverable Green Cards and EADs After 60 Days

USCIS announced that starting 4/2/18, it will destroy permanent resident cards, employment authorization cards, and travel documents returned as undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service after 60 business days if USCIS is not contacted with the correct address. Undeliverable Permanent Resident and Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents to be Destroyed After 60 Day Starting April 2, […]

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OFLC Provides Additional Guidance on FY2018 H-2B Processing Due to the Unprecedented Volume of Applications

DOL’s OFLC provides additional guidance on how it will process H-2B applications for the second half of FY2018 since it received more than two and one-half times greater than the available visas requesting an April 1, 2018, start date of work. OFLC expects the first 2,400 applications filed on January 1, 2018, (which represent approximately […]

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USCIS Adjustment of Status Filing Dates for February 2018

From USCIS.gov: For Family-Sponsored Filings: You must use the Dates for Filing chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for February 2018. For Employment-Based Preference Filings: You must use the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for February 2018. For more information, please visit USCIS dedicated page. Source:  AILA Doc. No. […]

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Government Appeals District Court’s Order to Partially Maintain DACA Program

January 16, 2018 The government filed a notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit seeking review of the district court’s 1/9/18 order directing DHS to partially maintain the DACA program. DOJ also announced that it intends to seek direct review in the Supreme Court by filing a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment. […]

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Talking Points on DACA and the Dream Act

Talking Points on DACA and the Dream Act While the decision from Judge Alsup is a positive step, Congress must not use this as an excuse to delay any longer on a permanent solution for Dreamers. The Trump administration is expected to appeal quickly, and this court decision will end up as another piece to a drawn […]

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DOJ Information for Employers on EADs for Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS Holders

DOJ issued information for employers on Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS Holders. Source:  AILA Doc. No. 18010544.  

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