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USCIS: Opening date for new H-1B petitions for 2018 is on April 3, 2017

USCIS: Opening date for new H-1B petitions for 2018 is on April 3, 2017

March 16, 2017

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will begin accepting H1-B petitions for fiscal year (FY) 2018 on April 3, 2017. This means that those who will obtain approval from the US government for FY 2018 H1B petitions will be eligible to start work in the country on October 1 of this year.
Breaking: It’s second in a row for Trump as Hawaii puts revised travel ban on hold

Breaking: It’s second in a row for Trump as Hawaii puts revised travel ban on hold

March 16, 2017

A judge in Hawaii just blocked President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on Wednesday, March 15, saying that its implementation would significantly harm the tourism industry and the labor market in general.
Breaking: The number of states challenging Trump’s revised ban is growing

Breaking: The number of states challenging Trump’s revised ban is growing

March 15, 2017

After Hawaii, five more states followed suit to boost the nationwide call to scrap the revised executive order that bars citizens from select Islamic nations from entering the US.
USCIS: Old forms will no longer be accepted on February 22, 2017

USCIS: Old forms will no longer be accepted on February 22, 2017

February 13, 2017

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on February 10 that it would only accept new forms starting February 22, 2017. It means that all applicants using old forms would only be entertained until February 21. The US government also encouraged the public to start using the new form versions that have been made available online last month.
Foreign entrepreneurs taste initial success through New York's Innovators visa program

Foreign entrepreneurs taste initial success through New York's Innovators visa program

January 31, 2017

With the ever increasing difficulty of being selected in the H-1B program, many US universities are developing their own gateway to help foreign workers obtain a visa and invest in the US.
48 Hours Later: Where Things Stand on President Trump's Executive Order

48 Hours Later: Where Things Stand on President Trump's Executive Order

January 30, 2017

On January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States." People all over the United States are rallying in opposition to this EO and showing their support for all of those individuals affected by President Trump's EOs.
US government announces new processing times posting approach

US government announces new processing times posting approach

January 20, 2017

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has changed how it posts processing times.
New Immigration Rule: Foreign Worker Visa Sponsorships

New Immigration Rule: Foreign Worker Visa Sponsorships

January 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule on January 17, 2017 that amends regulations pertaining to certain immigrant (permanent/“green card”) and high-skilled nonimmigrant (temporary) foreign worker sponsorships. The final rule seeks to provide stability and flexibility for foreign workers in certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa categories.
 USCIS: H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 must be submitted before April 7, 2017

USCIS: H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 must be submitted before April 7, 2017

January 13, 2017

According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations, all H-1B petitions for FY2018 must be submitted to the agency during the first five days of April 2017. Thus, the submission for the next fiscal year falls on April 3 to April 7, 2017.
US government clarifies questions about PERM

US government clarifies questions about PERM

January 12, 2017

In a meeting with the principal shareholders, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) agreed to clarify several misconceptions about its policies, especially the Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) system.