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IMMIGRATION UPDATE – March 4, 2024 HEADLINES FY 2025 H-1B Cap Registration Period Opens Soon; USCIS Issues Reminders for Employers About Online Filing, Other New Requirements for Cap and Non-Cap Petitions – The initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap season will open at noon ET on March 6, 2024, and run through noon ET on […]


IMMIGRATION UPDATE – February 12, 2024 HEADLINES Mayorkas Impeachment Attempt Fails, But Republicans May Try Again After Killing Proposed Bipartisan Bill to Address Border Issues – On February 6, 2024, Republicans in the House of Representatives tried but failed to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. In the same week as the impeachment vote, […]


IMMIGRATION UPDATE – February 5, 2024   HEADLINES USCIS Announces Registration Period, Instructions, and Updates for FY 2025 H-1B Cap Season – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2025 H-1B cap season will open at noon ET on March 6, 2024, and run through noon ET […]

FY 2025 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 6

USCIS Announces FY2025 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Will Open on March 6 KEY DATES:      February 28, 2024                                 Employers may create new accounts March 6 to March 22, 2024                Registrations for individual beneficiaries (employees) may be submitted March 22 to March […]

USCIS Issues Final Rule Significantly Raising Many Visa and Immigration Fees

Effective April 1, 2024 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase fees employers must pay to file many petitions for nonimmigrant workers and sponsor employees for permanent residence. USCIS, the benefits branch of the various immigration agencies, is primarily a user-funded organization: 96% of its funding comes from filing fees; generally 4% comes from appropriations, […]

DOS Stateside Visa Renewal Pilot Begins January 29, 2024

Domestic Renewal of H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas for Certain Applicants   On Monday, January 29 the U.S. Department of State (DOS) will launch a pilot program for qualified H-1B principal visa applicants only (no H-4 dependents or any other visa holders) who meet certain requirements, to renew their visa stamps (travel documents) from within the United […]

USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2024 H-1B Cap

USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2024 H-1B Cap USCIS has announced it 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) 2024. This is applies to all registrations submitted in […]

International Travel Tips and Reminders for Foreign Nationals

As the busy holiday travel season approaches, LAC wishes to provide the following information to assist our clients with international travel. Travel Resources: Automatic Visa Revalidation Rule permitting return to the U.S. after travel to Canada or Mexico with an expired visa or a visa in a different classification.  We recommend those traveling under the visa […]


IMMIGRATION UPDATE – November 3, 2023   HEADLINES Certain Renewal Applicants for Work Authorization Qualify for Automatic 180-Day Extension – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that certain renewal applicants who have filed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, qualify for an automatic extension of their expiring work authorization and/or employment authorization documents while their […]


2025 DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY – ONLINE ENTRY PERIOD DV-2025 Program Begins Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 12:00 noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Ends on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time (EST)   The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (also known as the Green Card or DV Lottery) provides immigrant visas each federal fiscal […]