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USCIS No Longer Accepting Petitions for One-Time Increase to the Temporary Nonagricultural Visa Program
We are no longer accepting petitions from U. S. employers seeking to hire temporary nonagricultural workers under the one-time increase to the fiscal year (2017 H-2B cap announced in July.
USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Some Categories of Applicants Seeking H-1B Visas
USCIS resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap. The FY 2018 cap has been set at 65,000 visas.
USCIS to Expand In-Person Interview Requirements for Certain Permanent Residency Applicants
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin expanding in-person interviews for certain immigration benefit applicants whose benefit, if granted, would allow them to permanently reside in the United States.
USCIS Investigation Results in Guilty Plea from Former Airline Staffing Executive
Thanks to the investigative efforts of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Eleno Quinteros Jr., the former vice president of operations for two airline mechanic staffing companies, plead guilty yesterday to charges of making false statements in support of lawful permanent resident petitions for dozens of the companies’ mechanics.
Stamford Resident Admits to Operating Extensive Immigration Fraud Scheme
Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that David Nikolashvili, 52, a citizen of the Republic of Georgia residing in Stamford, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to engaging in an immigration fraud scheme.
USCIS Launches Mobile Form for Replacing Green Card
Redesigned Form I-90 offers mobile-friendly alternative to replace Green Card
USCIS Announces Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Opportunities
USCIS is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare lawful permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic assimilation through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. The two programs will provide up to $10 million in grants for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. Applications are due by Aug 6.
USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions effective immediately. The H-1B visa has an annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year. Additionally, there is an annual “master’s cap” of 20,000 petitions filed for beneficiaries with a U.S. master’s degree or higher.
USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions
DHS Provides Relief to American Businesses in Danger of Suffering Irreparable Harm
U.S. businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary nonagricultural workers will be able to hire up to 15,000 additional temporary nonagricultural workers under the H-2B program under a final rule that the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor submitted to the Federal Register today
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