USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of FY 2022

USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of FY 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the first half of fiscal year 2022. Sept. 30 was the final receipt date for new cap-subject H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before April 1, 2022. USCIS will reject […]

Diversity Visa Lottery Winners Might Lose Chance to Come to the U.S. Due to Delays, Trump Policies

Diversity Visa Lottery Winners Might Lose Chance to Come to the U.S. Due to Delays, Trump Policies

By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact For the second year in a row, many winners of the diversity visa lottery face the prospect of losing their chance to come to the United States because the federal government can’t—or won’t—issue their visas in time. The 2020 lottery winners are still suffering the effects of restrictive Trump-era policies. […]

EB-5 Visa. A Permanent Residency by Investing in the US

EB-5 Visa. A Permanent Residency by Investing in the US

By Documented NY This explanation is part of Documented’s Glossary that will help readers understand the U.S. immigration system. What is the EB-5 visa and how investing in the US can get you one The EB-5 is an employment-based visa available to non-American investors who wish to open a business in the United States. Congress […]

USCIS Issues Policy Providing Further Protections for Victims of Crime

USCIS Issues Policy Providing Further Protections for Victims of Crime

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is updating the USCIS Policy Manual to implement a new process, referred to as Bona Fide Determination, which will give victims of crime in the United States access to employment authorization sooner, providing them with stability and better equipping them to cooperate with and assist law enforcement investigations and prosecutions. […]

USCIS May Reopen H-1B Petitions Denied Under Three Rescinded Policy Memos

USCIS May Reopen H-1B Petitions Denied Under Three Rescinded Policy Memos

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office located in Silicon Valley; USCIS is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Nov 20, 2019 Santa Clara / CA / USA (Shutterstock) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced it may reopen and/or reconsider adverse decisions on Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant […]

Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes with H-1B Electronic Registration

Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes with H-1B Electronic Registration

During last year’s H-1B electronic registration period, the top two user errors were: Creating the wrong type of account; and Entering the same beneficiary more than once. Make Sure You Create the Right Type of Account There are three types of USCIS online accounts: Applicant/petitioner/requestor account – Individuals use this type of account to prepare […]

What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes to the H-1B Registration Process

What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes to the H-1B Registration Process

By Leslie Dellon, Immigration Impact The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a final rule changing the way U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects the registrations of U.S. employers that want to file H-1B petitions subject to the annual “cap.” The end result could dramatically reduce the number of recent foreign graduates who […]