Immigration News Archive

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DOL Final Rule Will Increase Prevailing Wages


DOL has announced a final rule to revise the calculation of prevailing wage levels, resulting in higher prevailing wages for all occupations and all wage levels in the OES wage survey.

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USCIS Advises of Lockbox Processing Delays


USCIS announced that applicants and petitioners may experience a delay of four to six weeks in receiving receipt notices.

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DHS: H-1B Cap Lottery to be Wage-Based


A new rule that will modify the H-1B cap selection process by prioritizing H-1B Cap registrations with higher OES wage levels.

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New DOL Rule Will Immediately Increase Prevailing Wages


A new Department of Labor interim final rule will immediately amend existing regulations governing PERM labor certifications and labor condition applications (LCAs).

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New Law Expands USCIS Premium Processing and Fees


The Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act has authorized significant changes to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Premium Processing program.

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IT Firms Win Major Victory in U.S. District Court


The Court ruling invalidates (1) USCIS’s definition of “Employer-Employee Relationship,” and (2) USCIS’s H-1B itinerary requirement and policy of shortening H-1B approvals based on contract documents and statements of work.

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USCIS Will Launch H-1B Registration on March 1


USCIS is poised to implement a new electronic H-1B registration process for fiscal year 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions. The agency recently released new details.

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March 2020 Visa Bulletin


The March 2020 Visa Bulletin imposes an immediate Three-Year Backlog on EB-3 and EB "Other Workers" Visa Categories; China-Mainland Born EB-5 Category Advances Rapidly.

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USCIS Reopens, Extends Comment Period for Fee Increases


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reopened and extended the comment period on its proposed rule raising certain fees for immigration services and benefits to February 10, 2020.

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OFLC to Decommission iCERT Labor Certification Registry


DOL's Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) System was developed to replace the legacy iCERT System, which will be decommissioned on 2/2/8/2020.

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