News Updates

Reminder: USCIS to Begin Accepting H-4 EAD Applications 5/26/15

May 8, 2015 Larrabee

Reminder -USCIS Will Begin Accepting H-4 EAD Applications Effective 5/26/15 The long-anticipated regulation allowing certain individuals in H-4 status to apply for an EAD (Employment Authorization Document) will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow. It will allow for eligible individuals to apply for an EAD on...

H-1B Cap Update: USCIS Data Entry Completed

May 4, 2015 Larrabee

USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions USCIS issued the following Press Release Today: Release date: 5/4/2015 USCIS announced May 4, 2015, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random process. USCIS will...

H-1B Cap Update: Premium Processing Cases

April 14, 2015 Larrabee

USCIS Confirms that Petitions filed via Premium Processing will be adjudicated beginning April 27, 2015. As we noted in our April 13th Update, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is in the process of sending Receipt Notices for H-1B petitions selected in the H-1B cap lottery...

H-1B Cap Update: 233,000 Petitions Received in First Week

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USCIS Announces approximately 233,000 Cap Subject H-1B Petitions were received in the first week filing was permitted. Lottery Completed. Cases selected in the lottery: LAC will forward the receipt notice for any petitions selected in the lottery to the employee (via the employer) as soon as...

FY2016 H-1B Cap Reached; USCIS Will Conduct Lottery

April 9, 2015 Larrabee

As expected, the FY2016 H-1B Cap has been reached in the first week filings were permitted. USCIS will conduct a lottery for all petitions received from Wednesday, April 1 through Tuesday, April 7. Please note that any cases received at USCIS by close of business April 7 will be...

L-1B Denial Rates Continue to Increase – 2014 Statistics

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L-1B Denial Rates Continue to Increase The L-1B category is reserved for intracompany transfers who have specialized knowledge. "Intracompany" refers to individuals transferring from a qualifying company abroad to work temporarily for a related company in the U.S. Although there has been no change in the law...

USCIS to Begin Accepting H-4 EAD Applications 5/26/15

February 24, 2015 Larrabee

The long-anticipated regulation allowing certain individuals in H-4 status to apply for an EAD (Employment Authorization Document) will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow. It will allow for eligible individuals to apply for an EAD on or after May 26, 2015. Please see the attached FAQ...