H-1B Visas

USCIS 50/50 Fee Reinstated, and Doubled

Earlier this year, Public Law 111-230 expired, which offered a reprieve for employers with more than 50 workers where at least 50% of those […]

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Attacks on the H-1B Visa Program Escalate

Every day now you can’t seem to turn around without bumping into someone who wants to change, curtail, or outright eliminate the H-1B visa […]

Sherry Neal Has Published an Article About Registered Nurses in the June 2015 Edition of Medical News

Hammond Law Group LLC partner Sherry Neal has published an article in the July, 2015 edition of Medical News about Registered Nurses. The article is […]

Our First 2015 H-1B Cap Rejections Have Arrived

Our first H-1B cap rejections arrived in the mail Monday. That’s two weeks later than they arrived last year, which is not surprising considering […]

USCIS Reports H-1B Masters Degree Cap Petitions Top 50,000; Premium Processing Numbers Were the Same as Last Year

USCIS has reported that the number of petitions filed in this year’s H-1B Cap season under the Master’s Degree option topped 50,000, out of […]

USCIS Issues Guidance for H-1B Amendments in Light of the Simeio Solutions Decision

On May 21, 2015, USCIS issued the following guidance with regard to the filing of amended H-1B petitions following the release of the Simeio […]

Should I Rush to File an “Extension of Stay” Premium Processing Application if I Was Going to File One Soon Anyway?

In case you haven’t seen, USCIS has temporarily suspended premium Processing for all H-1B “Extension of Stay” cases (read about it HERE). Should you rush […]

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B “Extension of Stay” Cases; H-4 EAD Cases to Blame

USCIS has just announced that starting May 26, 2015, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, […]

What is the Cap Gap for Students With H-1B Petitions and How Does it Work?

If you are a student working on OPT and a US employer filed an H-1B case for you which was accepted for processing by […]

H-1 Cap Regular Filing Receipt Notices have Started to Roll In

In today’s mail we received a number of Receipt Notices for cases that were filed in this year’s H-1B Cap lottery on April 1. […]