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USCIS Reaches H2B Cap For First Half of FY 2020

On November 20, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it reached the H2B cap for temporary nonagricultural workers for the first half of fiscal year 2020.

USCIS Proposes Rule on EADs Related to Pending Asylum Applications

On November 13, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed a new rule in the Federal Register titled “Asylum Application, Interview, and Employment Authorization for Applicants.”

Polish Nationals Eligible for Visa Waiver Program

On November 11, 2019, nationals of Poland became eligible to participate in the Visa Waiver Program.

USCIS Publishes Final Rule For $10 H1B Registration Fee

On November 8, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new final rule in the Federal Register providing for a $10 H1B registration fee.

USCIS Produces New Security-Enhanced Travel Document

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on October 24, 2019, that it has begun producing new security-enhanced U.S. travel documents.

Chad Wolf to be Next Acting Secretary of Homeland Security

On October 21, 2019, President Donald Trump announced that he will name Chad Wolf the new Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, replacing the current Acting Director, Kevin McAleenan. Wolf will take over as Acting Secretary after Veteran’s Day.

Trump EO on Insurance Requirement for Immigrants Temporarily Blocked

On November 2, 2019, Judge Michael Simon of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon issued a temporary restraining order blocking the Trump Administration from implementing President Donald Trump’s Executive Order...

November 2019 Visa Bulletin

On October 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Visa Bulletin for November 2019, containing the dates for filing and final action dates for family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant visa petitions during the month.

USCIS Raises Premium Processing Fee Effective November 29, 2019

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is raising the premium processing fee for certain employment-based immigration petitions on November 29, 2019.

Increase in H1B Denials

An interesting article posted on the Forbes website examines an increase in the denials of petitions for initial H1B employment and for continuing H1B employment.

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