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On April, 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that Presidential Proclamation 10052 expired on March 31, 2021. While it was widely expected that the Biden administration would opt against further extensions of the proclamation, the DOS announcement confirms the expiration of the restrictions, allowing U.S. employers to […]

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 […]

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for April 2021.    The April Visa Bulletin shows fairly significant movement in the Final Action Dates in the EB-1 category for individuals born in China (PRC) and India, rendering the EB-1 category current for all countries of birth. There was also  modest forward movement in Final Action Dates in the EB-2, EB-3, and […]