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USCIS Reminder: F-1 “Cap-gap” Status and Work Authorization Extension Only Valid Through September 30

October 8, 2018
Adriana Kostencki  |  Business Immigration, Corporate

On September 28, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a reminder that F-1 students who have an H-1B petition that remains pending on Oct. 1, 2018, risk accruing unlawful presence if they continue to work on or after Oct. 1 (unless otherwise authorized to continue employment), as their “cap-gap” work authorization is only[…]

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Beginning April 2, 2018, U.S. Companies May File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Their Prospective Foreign Workers

January 3, 2018
Adriana Kostencki  |  Business Immigration, Corporate

The filing period for new H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018. Cap-subject H-1B petitions will have an employment start date of October 1, 2018 or later. In preparation for the opening of the FY 2019 H-1B filing period, employers are strongly encouraged to begin[…]

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USCIS to Begin Accepting Applications Under the International Entrepreneur Rule

December 20, 2017
Adriana Kostencki  |  Business Immigration

Foreign entrepreneurs can soon apply to stay in the United States under a federal rule aimed at smoothing their path to grow their companies in the United States. On December 14th, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is taking steps to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), in accordance with the ruling[…]

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DHS and DOS Implementation of Executive Order Imposing Travel and Refugee Ban

October 19, 2017
Adriana Kostencki  |  Business Immigration

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order (TRO) in the case Hawaii v. Trump, blocking the majority of the travel restrictions set forth in President Trump’s September 24, 2017 proclamation. The TRO temporarily enjoins the implementation and enforcement of sections 2(a),[…]

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Business Immigration Updates for U.S. Corporations and Foreign Investors

October 12, 2017
Adriana Kostencki  |  Business Immigration, Labor & Employment

Premium Processing Now Available for All Petitioners Seeking H-1B Visas On October 3rd, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa extension of stay petitions. With this announcement, employers may now request to upgrade pending H-1B petitions to premium[…]

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Beginning April 3, 2017, U.S. companies may file H-1B petitions on behalf of their prospective foreign workers

January 26, 2017
Adriana Kostencki  |  Business Immigration

The filing period for new H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 will begin on Monday, April 3, 2017. Cap-subject H-1B petitions will have an employment start date of October 1, 2017 or later. In preparation for the opening of the FY 2018 H-1B filing period, employers are strongly encouraged to begin[…]

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