Blog Posts in May, 2019

  • USCIS Launches eProcessing Strategy to Accelerate Transition to a Digital Business Model

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new strategy for eProcessing to accelerate USCIS’ transition to a digital model. The goal is to provide a complete digital experience for applicants, from applying for a benefit, to communicating with USCIS, through receiving a decision on a case. Certain business visitors, tourist visitors, and vocational students ...
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  • USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2020 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

    USCIS recently completed data entry for all fiscal year 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in its computer-generated random selection process, including those selected under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. What Does This Mean? As in the past, USCIS will be returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that weren’t selected and will issue an announcement once they are done notifying ...
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  • EB-5 Visa Waiting Lines Update for 2019

    The IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum was held on May 6 th in Washington D.C. Charles Oppenheim, Chief of DOS Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State, updated attendees on the use and expected availability of EB-5 visas. Below, we discuss some of the important topics from Mr. Oppenheim’s presentation. EB-5 Visa Use Worldwide According to Mr. Oppenheim, 5,077 EB-5 visas were ...
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  • New Data Shows USCIS Is Increasing Denial Rates for H-1B Visas

    With the Trump administration cracking down on the way H-1B visas are handled, there has been a substantial increase in legitimate applications being denied, delayed, and rejected. Lawyers from across the country say this crackdown is breaking laws and snarling applicants in red tape. According to a report from Reuters, the Trump administration is delaying and denying more H-1B visa applications ...
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