Tag Archives: H1B

Proposed Changes Could Help Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work in the U.S.

Our lawyers in Los Angeles have just learned of a newly proposed rule change by the Department of Homeland Security. Part of the proposed new plan would allow for certain H-1B dependents (H-4 visa holders) to receive employment authorization in the United States. Under the current regulations, spouses and dependent children of H-1B workers may […]

USCIS to Begin Returning Non-Selected H-1B Petitions

Our experienced U.S. immigration lawyers in Los Angeles have been informed that USCIS has now completed the data entry of all H-1B cap petitions. USCIS will now begin returning all the H-1B petitions that were not selected in the H-1B lottery. If you receive your returned H-1b petition this week or next then you have […]

USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 28

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that on April 28, 2014 they will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions that are subject to the 2015 Fiscal Year cap. This includes H-1B nonimmigrant visa petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for individuals who have earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher. USCIS […]

USCIS Will Begin Accepting H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2015 on April 1, 2014

USCIS will start accepting H-1B temporary skilled worker visa petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap beginning on April 1, 2014. Cases will be considered accepted only on the date that USCIS receives a properly filed petition with the correct filing fee, rather than the date that the petition is postmarked. If you have […]

Workload Transfer from the Vermont Service Center to California Service Center

Los Angeles Immigration Attorney, Jack C. Sung, of JCS Immigration and Visa, constantly monitors immigration news and alerts from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to keep clients informed and up to date. Our Immigration lawyer’s office has just learned that USCIS recently began transferring some Extension of Stay cases from the Vermont Service Center (VSC) […]

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Choosing Between Processing E-2 Visa Status in the US or Abroad

Today, I received a question from another immigration lawyer friend of mine and I thought I would share it. Basically, a Texas based IT company has recently been acquired by a Taiwanese company, and to train the newly acquired staff, the Taiwanese parent company prepares to send a few technicians over on E-2 visa as […]

Lawsuit Uncovers USCIS’ Double Standards in H-1B Program

For the past several years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) H-1B visa review and processing procedures have caused confusion and concern among U.S. businesses that turn to highly-skilled temporary foreign workers in specialty occupations to operate successfully. In newly-uncovered documents, it appears that instead of supporting small businesses that attempt to hire highly-skilled foreign […]

Foreign Students Add Billions of Dollars to the U.S. Economy Each Year

Most people don’t think of foreign students as an economic resource, yet that is precisely what they are. Each year, students from other countries spend billions of dollars in the U.S. economy, pumping money not only into the colleges and universities they attend, but the surrounding businesses as well. In addition, many international students go […]

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Microsoft Wants Government to Issue More H-1B Visa

Microsoft says the United States government should add 20,000 H-1B visas to its current 65,000-visa program. H-1B visas are employment-based visas that are granted to foreign nationals. The reasons for Microsoft’s concern make sense. With 6,000 job openings in the U.S, the technology giant knows it needs high skilled employees to fill positions in research, […]

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Transition Concerns from F-1 to H1B

As the current economy downtime, some of the most difficult problems are faced by individuals who, after waiting for months, find that the H1B job promised to them is no longer available. Some of the concerns facing these individuals are discussed here. October 1st is the start of the fiscal year (FY) for the federal […]