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Notice of Filing

An employer who files an Application for Permanent Employment Certification (Form ETA 9089) is required to provide notice of the filing.  The posting notice […]

By |October 27th, 2019|General|2 Comments

Update on the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019

On July 2019, the House of Representatives passed HR 1044, called the “Fairness for High Skilled Immigration Act”. The bill is designed to limit […]

By |October 14th, 2019|General|0 Comments

Renewing your VisaScreen

It’s always important to renew your VisaScreen before it expires.  In addition to needing a valid VisaScreen every time you enter the US on […]

By |October 1st, 2019|General|0 Comments

Social Media Questions on Visa Applications

On May 31, 2019, the Department of State introduced a new DS-160 form and DS-260 form, which expanded the type of data collected from […]

H-1B Cap Premium Processing Update

In order to help manage premium processing requests, USCIS had previously announced that they would offer premium processing in a two-phased approach during the […]

USCIS Announces Plan for Premium Processing of 2019 H-1B Lottery Cap Cases

USCIS has announced that on May 20, 2019, it  will begin premium processing for FY 2020 cap-subject H-1B petitioners requesting a change of status on […]

USCIS Announces Plan for Premium Processing for H-1B Lottery Cap Cases Filed on April 1

USCIS has announced its plan for premium processing of cases H-1B lottery cap cases filed during the first week of April.

Premium processing will be […]

USCIS Announces Return of Premium Processing for All H-1B Cases on March 12, 2019

USCIS has announced it will resume premium processing for all H-1B cases on March 12, 2019. This is great news.

If you have a pending […]

USCIS Processing Delays Grow Even as Application Rates Decline – The Fix Is In!

As outlined in this recent blog post by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, USCIS has slowed the processing of their caseload by almost 20% […]

Charles Oppenheim Discusses March 2019 Visa Bulletin

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) DOS Liaison Committee provides a series of monthly updates designed to keep members informed of Visa Bulletin progress […]

By |February 28th, 2019|General|1 Comment