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First Preference, Employment-Based Priority Workers’ U.S. Immigrant Visas at a Processing Standstill

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As of July 18, 2018, the Visa Control and Reporting Division of the U.S. Department of State (DOS) advised that due to heavy worldwide demand it was retrogressing the processing of immigrant visas for certain “priority workers.” First preference priority workers, commonly referred to as “EB-1” (employment-based first preference) workers, consist of: persons of extraordinary … Continue reading this entry

H-1B Sponsors: Prepare for Site Visits and Increased Enforcement

On April 3, 2017, USCIS announced a program to deter and detect H-1B fraud and abuse. In the announcement, USCIS stated that too many American workers are ignored or unfairly disadvantaged as a result of the H 1B visa program. In an effort to combat fraud, USCIS will implement a targeted site visit program with … Continue reading this entry

USCIS Issues Final Rule Providing Employment Authorization to H-1B Spouses

On February 25, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued final regulations making H-4 dependent spouse status holders eligible for an employment authorization document (EAD) under two circumstances: 1) where the H-1B principal is the beneficiary of an approved I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker or 2) where the H-1B principle has been … Continue reading this entry