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On October 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to publish a new, interim final rule that will impose higher wage requirements for H-1B workers and “green card” applicants whose applications are based on labor certification.  The new rule will be effective immediately.    Before employing an H-1B temporary worker, an employer must file and […]

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 […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently begun selecting additional H-1B registrations that were submitted in March 2020 for the fiscal year 2021 H-1B lottery. Foster attorneys have been notified that certain previously unselected H-1B registrations are now eligible for submission. As with cases selected in the initial lottery in March, USCIS is providing a […]

On June 22, President Trump issued a proclamation further extending and expanding the suspension of admission of certain immigrants to the United States through December 31, 2020. It also expanded the scope of the suspension to include nonimmigrants seeking entry in H-1B, H-2B, or L status, as well as individuals seeking entry in J status to participate in certain exchange programs. The […]