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USCIS Reaches FY 2020 H-1B Regular Cap

USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions projected as needed to reach the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap for fiscal year 2020. USCIS will next determine if we have received a sufficient number of petitions to meet the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap. The agency will […]

Update: New Rule for H-1B Visas Goes into Effect

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its final rule, amending the process for selecting foreign nationals to receive cap-subject H-1B visas. The H-1B visa program allows companies to hire, for a three-year term (renewable once), foreign workers who have a bachelor degree or higher and have highly specialized knowledge in specialty occupations such as […]

Refugee Wars

I drove along I-35 South from San Antonio to Dilley, TX, to spend a week with 30 other volunteers, advising intending refugees from Central America how to navigate the U.S. asylum system. We were headed to the South Texas Family Residential Center (STFRC), the largest immigrant detention center in the United States. Over the next […]

Administration Proposes Changes to H-1B Process

On December 3, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed change to its H-1B regulations.  H-1B visas are temporary permissions for foreign professionals to come to the U.S. to work in positions known as “specialty occupations.”  These positions normally require a bachelor or higher-level degree, therefore highly specialized knowledge, to perform.  If the […]

Court Blocks Administration’s Asylum Rule Changes

Invoking emergency national-security measures, the Administration has continued its attack on our Asylum laws, which are based on international obligations and adopting U.S. laws more than 50 years old.  Changes to the laws, described below, would eviscerate US asylum law if upheld and, as expected, are under challenge in the U.S. courts. On November 9, […]

New Rule for Same-Sex Partners of Diplomats and International Organization Employees

The United States Department of State announced that diplomats (A-1 and A-2) and international organization employees (G-1, G-2 and G-3) will henceforth be required to prove they are legally married to their same-sex partners in order for the partners to obtain derivative visas to come to the United States. The new rule applies to foreign […]

Changes to “Public Charge” Rule Coming

Update 9/20/2018 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced proposed changes to the public charge rule—a rule intended to determine whether an immigrant is likely to become dependent on the government for subsistence. According to DHS estimates, the rule change will impact about 382,000 people annually. What are the changes? As expected, the proposed rule greatly expands the […]

DACA UPDATE !

There are just under 700,000 active beneficiaries of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).  Several years ago, based on the government’s assurances, these children and young adults stepped out of the shadows and revealed everything about themselves to apply for the program.  They described how and when they came to the U.S., their entire residence, […]

How You Can Support the Fight Against Family Detention and Family Separation

Dear clients and friends: Many have asked me what they can do about the current crisis and national horror, family separation. Here are the legal organizations I am supporting in this fight: American Immigration Council The American Immigration Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a powerful voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor our […]

USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2019

On April 11th, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2019. USCIS received 190,098 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 2ne, including petitions filed for the advanced […]

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