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),...

Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions Beginning April 3, 2017

Late Friday afternoon the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) announced that beginning April 3, 2017 premium processing will be suspended for all H-1B petitions. Premium Processing is a filing option for certain immigration petitions that allows the case to be...

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...

FY-2016 H-1B Premium Processing Adjudications to Begin April 27th

On April 14, 2015, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced that CIS will begin premium processing adjudications for FY-2016 H-1B petitions on April 27th. This is an update from the previously announced date of May 11, 2015. This means that employers may expect...

H-1B Cap Met – 233,000 Cases Filed; Premium Adjudications to Begin May 11th

On April 13, 2015, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced that CIS received almost 233,000 FY-2016 H-1B petitions during the filing period from April 1-7, 2015. On April 13th, the CIS applied the required random selection process (“lottery”) to select...
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