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Law360 (July 27, 2018, 5:45 PM EDT) — The Trump administration has denied or questioned more visas for highly skilled immigrant workers since President Donald Trump signed his “Buy American and Hire American” executive order last year, a policy report released Wednesday has found. According to the nonpartisan National Foundation […]

by Stuart Anderson The more Congress and executive branch agencies restrict immigration, particularly the use of H-1B and L-1 temporary visas, the more likely companies are to increase their investments outside the United States, both in their own offices and affiliates, and through contracting out to other companies. That is […]

On April 7, 2017, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced that the CIS had received enough H-1B petitions to exhaust the 85,000 H-1B quota (which includes 20,000 set aside for U.S. advance degree holders) for Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018). No new cap-subject H-1B […]

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) has announced that the Vermont Service Center will be transferring some L-1 petitions, L-2 extension applications, and L-2 employment authorization applications to the California Service Center. The Vermont Service Center is also transferring some H-1B petitions and H-4 dependent applications and H-4 EAD applications […]