Archive for the ‘H-1B Visa (Temporary Worker)’ Category

USCIS To Suspend Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Starting April 3

3/7/2017 Written by SRW Lawyers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that starting April 3, 2017, the agency will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. The suspension may last up to 6 months. While H-1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file a Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for a Form [...]Read More >

Certain Spouses of H-1B Holders Authorized to Work

2/27/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

In a recent article published by the Society for Human Resource Management, SRW attorney Andrew M. Wilson was quoted expressing his support for the executive action authorizing spouses of H-1B holders to work: “I know of H-1B individuals who have left employment to return home because of this issue, as well as individuals who decided [...]Read More >

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

2/26/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

The long awaited work authorization eligibility has finally come for some H-4 dependent spouses. CIS announced today that effective May 26, 2015, they are extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent [...]Read More >

Time to Prepare for H-1B Cap Filings

1/7/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

The start of a new calendar year means that it is H-1B cap filing season once again.  Each U.S. government fiscal year (October 1st to September 30th), new H-1B petitions are subject to an annual cap of 65,000 with an additional 20,000 allotted to U.S. advanced degree individuals.   Companies need to evaluate their anticipated [...]Read More >

DHS Plans Proposed Rule To Extend Work Authorization To Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

5/22/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

As part of the Obama administration’s efforts to attract high-skilled workers, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to propose extending the availability of employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants. The extension would be limited to H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking lawful permanent resident status [...]Read More >