Why the FY-2018 H-1B Cap Season Is Unlike Any Other

It’s a typical Saturday morning in March, and immigration attorneys and their staff at Foster LLP in Austin and Houston, just like their nationwide colleagues, are feverishly working to prepare Labor Condition Applications (LCA) for filing with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL),...

February 2017 Visa Bulletin Shows Slight Advancement for EB-2 China and Entire EB-3 Category

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for February 2017, reporting slight advancement in the “final action cutoff date” for EB-2 applicants born in China and for the entire EB-3 category. The final action dates for other employment based...

236,000 H-1B Cap Cases Filed – Premium Adjudications to Begin by May 16th

On April 12, 2016, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced that CIS received over 236,000 FY-2017 H-1B petitions during the filing period from April 1-7, 2016.  On April 9th, the CIS applied the required random selection process (“lottery”) to select petitions...
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