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Click here to view October 2020 visa bulletin.  The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for October 2020, which showed significant forward progress in most categories, with the biggest jump in the dates for filing or “filing dates” for applicants under the EB-3 category who were born in India.      U.S. […]

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is in the process of reviewing a draft regulation submitted by the Department of Labor (DOL) that is expected to revise wage level methodologies and requirements for the H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, and PERM labor certification application programs. The PERM labor certification application is the first step in the three-step […]

Beginning in February 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection began restricting travel from several regions where the COVID-19 pandemic had already begun spreading widely. As part of these restrictions, international travelers from these regions who were not prohibited from traveling to the United States because they met one or more […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the scheduled furlough of more than 13,000 employees has been cancelled and that it expects to be able to maintain operations through September 30, 2020, the end of the fiscal year.  The averted August 30, 2020 furlough would have impacted nearly 70% of the workforce at USCIS and likely would have slowed U.S. immigration […]