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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

How to find the correct prevailing wage level for your H-1B petition [2021]

Are you trying to find the prevailing wage for your H-1B visa? The new 2021 H-1B Cap Registration rule requires you to state the prevailing wage level (1,2,3 or 4) the offered salary will be above. In this article, we will show you how to find the correct prevailing wage level for your H-1B petition. … 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 USCIS.gov 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