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H-1B CAP FOR FY2019 REACHED

20:20 06 April in News Updates
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H-1B CAP FOR FY2019 REACHED LOTTERY WILL BE CONDUCTED As expected, USCIS announced today that the H-1B cap for FY2019 has been reached for both "regular" and "master's" cap cases. All cap-subject petitions received at USCIS between Monday, April 2, 2018 and Friday, April 6, 2018 will be...

FY2019 H-1B CAP FILING DEADLINE APPROACHING

15:10 05 March in News Updates
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Annual Filing Window  The filing window for H-1B petitions seeking a FY2019 (10/1/18 to 9/30/19) cap or quota number will open on Monday, April 2, 2018.    As with prior years, we anticipate demand will exceed supply within the first week, which will mandate a lottery to determine which...

The Future of H-4 EADs — Update

23:59 02 March in News Updates
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As we advised in January, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had slated for February 2018 publication of a regulation to remove work authorization for certain H-4 spouses.   However, no such regulation materialized in February. DHS has now submitted a status report in relation to Save...

FY2019 H-1B CAP UPDATE- No Procedural Changes Expected

22:05 29 January in News Updates
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The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) released a practice alert regarding the H-1B FY2019 Cap Season (AILA Doc. No. 18012505). USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate (SCOPS) confirmed it is not anticipating any procedural changes for the FY2019 H-1B cap season. USCIS intends to follow the same...