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DHS Posts Final Rule Announcing Important Changes to the H-1B Visa Program

Today, the Department of Homeland Security posted a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those that may be eligible for the advanced degree exemption. As a reminder, cap-subject petitions are filed on April 1 of each year for individuals who are applying for H-1B status for the first time. To read more about the general […]

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CBP Launches Border Enforcement Statistics Webpage

The Department of Homeland Security has recently published a memo unveiling a webpage with a summary of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement actions related to inadmissibles, apprehensions, arrests of individuals with criminal convictions, and individuals who have been apprehended multiple times crossing the border illegally. CBP is the nation’s largest federal law enforcement agency […]

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Pilot Program on Employer Preapprovals to Speed up Visa Process

In an effort to improve the efficiency of the employment-based visa process, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has unveiled a “known employer” pilot program to test a preapproval process for companies seeking to bring foreign workers into the U.S. Under the pilot, nine companies will be preselected to file applications with USCIS requesting a […]

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MyE-Verify Expands Services and Introduces Spanish-Language Capability

E-Verify is a program offered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that allows U.S. employers to verify the employment eligibility of new hires. The program is currently being used by 600,000 employers at over 1.9 million hiring sites in the U.S. In 2014, DHS launched a corresponding program for employees, myE-Verify, which helps protect […]

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What You Need to Know About the Possible Homeland Security Shutdown

Why might the Department of Homeland Security shut down? The Senate has been in a stalemate because of immigration amendments the House attached to the bill last month related to the executive orders issued by President Obama. These executive orders would defer deportations for millions of migrants who are now in the United States illegally. […]

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DHS Extending Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

Change to reduce economic burdens, personal stresses experienced by many USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez announced today that effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent residence. DHS has amended the regulations to allow these […]

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