Immigration Solutions

USCIS Announcements for the Fiscal Year 2025 H-1B Cap Season

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today updates for the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap season. This announcement includes provisions from the H-1B Registration final rule (Improving the H-1B Selection Process and Program Integrity), the dates for the initial H-1B registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap, and the online filing launch of … Read more

USCIS Announces Strengthened Integrity Measures for H-1B Program

From USCIS: Announces FY 2025 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period and Online Filing of H-1B Petitions WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a final rule to strengthen the integrity of and reduce the potential for fraud in the H-1B registration process, including by reducing the potential for gaming the registration system and ensuring each beneficiary would have … Read more

FY 2025 H-1B Electronic Registration Process

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 | 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern. During this webinar, USCIS representatives will: Share updates on changes to the FY 2025 H-1B electronic registration process; Provide a step-by-step … Read more

USCIS Issues Final Rule to Adjust Certain Immigration and Naturalization Fees

From USCIS on 1/30/24: Today, we published a final rule to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees for the first time since 2016. Background The final rule will allow us to recover our operating costs and support more timely processing of new applications. Unlike many other federal agencies, we are almost entirely fee … Read more

USCIS Announces Premium Processing; New Online-Filing Procedures for Certain F-1 Students Seeking OPT or STEM OPT Extensions

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today the expansion of premium processing for certain F-1 students seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT) and F-1 students seeking science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) OPT extensions who have a pending Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and wish to request a premium processing upgrade. Online filing … Read more

USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for Second Half of FY 2023 and Announces Filing Dates for the Second Half of FY 2023 Supplemental Visas

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received enough petitions to meet the H-2B cap for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2023 and is announcing the filing dates for supplemental H-2B visas for the reminder of FY 2023 made available under the FY 2023 H-2B supplemental visa temporary final rule. H-2B Cap for … Read more

Hiring Foreign Workers in Utah

Along with other states, Utah has seen a steady increase in population size with no sign of slowing down. The state’s economy is recovering tremendously from the covid-19 pandemic with a surge in demand sparking many job openings. Even with the positive economic outlook, there are some challenges holding the state back from its full … Read more

Hiring Foreign Workers in North Carolina

North Carolina has been one of the several states across the country that have seen an influx of new residents since the pandemic. The state is inheriting new residents from all over the country, largely drawn by the access to nature, relatively low cost of living, and central geographic location. Nearly 400,000 people moved to … Read more

Hiring Foreign Workers in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois was one of the cities most impacted by covid-19 restrictions and regulations. Many businesses couldn’t survive and those that did had to let go of staff members. As of 2021 the state had nearly 400,000 open positions, with many of them in the service and construction industries. As the city starts to recover, … Read more

Hiring Foreign Workers in Texas

The pandemic undoubtedly has altered everyone’s lives in some shape or form. The country as a whole has undergone substantial changes over the course of the last two years. Everyone from the government to individual citizens have had to make difficult decisions on what to prioritize. Many United States citizens have decided to change jobs, … Read more