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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 […]

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation revoking former President Trump’s proclamation that suspended the admission of new immigrants (i.e., permanent residents) to the United States.  The original Presidential Proclamation implementing the suspension was issued by former President Trump on April 22, 2020, and subsequent proclamations extended the suspension through […]

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published a final rule effective January 24, 2020 to amend regulations for B-2 temporary visitors for pleasure. The rule explicitly provides that Consular Officers should deny B visa applications found to be made with “the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child by giving […]

On December 6, 2019, USCIS announced that a new registration process will go into effect for Fiscal Year 2021 H-1B petitions filed under the Fiscal Year 2021 H-1B quota. USCIS plans to publish notice in the Federal Register in the coming weeks. The change was originally proposed in December 2018, […]