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U.S. Declares an Additional 20,000 H-2B Visas to Help Employers Fill Seasonal Jobs – Act Fast!

The U.S. will grant an additional 20,000 H-2B visas for the first half of the fiscal year to address the labor shortage. The move is intended to provide relief to U.S. employers having difficulty finding employees. The H-2B nonimmigrant program permits employers to temporarily hire nonimmigrants to perform nonagricultural labor or[…]

DHS Expands STEM OPT Program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded the number of students eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT) in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. DHS published on January 21, 2022 a Federal Register notice announcing that “The Secretary of Homeland Security is amending the DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List[…]

USCIS Expands Premium Processing Service to E-3 Petitioners

On February 24, 2021, the USCIS announced that it would expand premium processing services to include change of status or extension of status petitions for E-3 nonimmigrant visa classification for Australian nationals. This expansion of the premium processing option is effective immediately. Classification for E-3 nonimmigrant visa status applies only to Australian nationals who:[…]

Choosing the Right Immigration Lawyer

In an earlier article, I spoke of the the need for an immigration lawyer and why you should hire one. I hope I convinced you to seriously consider talking with an immigration lawyer about your immigration goals. In this article, I will discuss some ideas as to how to chose[…]

USCIS Reaches H-1B FY 2021 H-1B Cap

On February 16, 2021, the USCIS received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The agency completed sending non-selection notifications to registrants’[…]

Why Hire an Immigration Lawyer?

With all the attention that national security is getting these days, immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and making your immigration goals more difficult than ever. Incorrect filings lead to delays, denials, or even deportation from the United States and an appeal is often difficult and costly. When you[…]

PSA: Beware the Promises of Notarios

STOP! Despite the excitement about new White House immigration announcements, it is more important than ever to seek advice from a qualified immigration attorney or an accredited representative about your specific situation. BE PATIENT and take the time to find the right help. The wrong advice could harm your chances[…]