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H-1B / PERM Final Wage Rule – January 15, 2021

NOTE: As of 1/30/21 This Memo is under Review by the Biden Administration On January 15, 2021 the DOL issued a memo called the “H-1B Program Bulletin Clarifying Filing Requirements for Labor Condition Applications (LCA) by Secondary Employers at 20 C.F.R. §§ 655.715 and 655.730(a).” Also on January 15, 2021, the DHS issued a memo … Read more

When should you file an Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO).

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When a USCIS Service Center denies an employment-based visa petition you often have 2 options: Refile a new petition with USCIS File an Appeal to the AAO There are certain situations where refiling with USCIS is not an option. Advantages of Filing an Appeal to the AAO: You can use the administrative review process to … Read more

USCIS H-1B June 17, 2020 – Policy Memorandum – Determining Employer – Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions – Employer / Employee Relationship

Direct Link to USCIS: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office of the Director (MS 2000) Washington, DC 20529-2000 June 17, 2020   PM-602-0114 Policy Memorandum SUBJECT:    Rescission of Policy Memoranda Purpose U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is rescinding two policy memoranda regarding the adjudication of certain petitions for H-1B nonimmigrant classification Background USCIS is rescinding … Read more

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Certain Petitions

From on 5/29/20: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in phases over the next month. Effective June 1, 2020, USCIS will accept Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all eligible Form I-140 petitions. Effective June 8, USCIS will accept premium processing requests for: … Read more

H-1B Visas for Search Marketing Strategists / SEO Positions and a victory for the Specialty Occupation

A recent US District Court Case provided a victory for H-1B Visa Employers, Employees, and Practitioners. The March 6, 2020 decision in 3Q Digital v USCIS Judge Lamberth ordered USCIS to reopen the case and approve the H-1B petition. There are a few points of interest: The H-1B Visa Petition Job Title was Search Engine … Read more

New USCIS Form I-129 – Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule on Feb. 24, 2020

ALERT: USCIS will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule on Feb. 24, 2020, except in Illinois, where the rule remains enjoined by a federal court (as of Feb. 5, 2020). If the injunction in Illinois is lifted, USCIS will provide additional public guidance. The final rule will apply only to applications and petitions … Read more