Blog Posts in April, 2017

  • Impact of 'Buy American and Hire American' Executive Order remains to be seen.

    On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed his latest Executive Order "Buy American and Hire American." Although the present administration desires to reform the H-1B program, no immediate changes or impacts on H-1B’s are likely. The Executive Order states that “the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Labor, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall, as soon as ...
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  • USCIS Completes the H-B Cap Lottery Process for year 2018.

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 17, 2017, that it received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year 2018. USCIS also received an adequate number of H-1B petitions to meet the U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the Master’s Cap. USCIS received 199,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which ...
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