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Since March 20, 2020, the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian governments have collaborated in restricting non-essential travel across their shared land borders. These restrictions were subsequently extended multiple times, and on April 22, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced another extension of these restrictions for Canada and Mexico.   Per […]

On Tuesday, April 20, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for May 2021.    The May Visa Bulletin reveals limited-to-moderate forward movement in the Final Action Dates in the EB-2, EB-3, and Other Workers categories for individuals born in China (PRC) and India. There was also some limited-to-moderate forward movement in Dates for Filing in the EB-2, EB-3, and Other Workers categories for individuals born in China […]

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the agency had completed the random numeric selection process (lottery) for allocating H-1B numbers among the properly submitted registrations under both the H-1B Regular Cap and H-1B U.S. Master’s Cap.  USCIS has also now completed the process of notifying […]

Today at noon Eastern Time, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) closed the annual H-1B registration process. USCIS will now apply random numeric selection processes (“lotteries”) to select registrations, first under the Regular H-1B Cap and then under the U.S. Master’s Cap. USCIS anticipates notifying those selected by March 31, 2021. Petitioners with selected registrations may proceed with filing H-1B petitions […]