Immigration News

USCIS is accepting applications for employment authorization from certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status. USCIS published a revised Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with an edition date of February 13, 2015, which contains the eligibility category...

USCIS notice that on 4/13/15, it used a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select petitions to meet the FY2016 cap. USCIS will begin premium processing for H-1B cap cases no later than 5/11/15. USCIS received nearly 233,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period.  ...

USCIS has received enough H-1B cap-subject petitions to reach the cap for FY2016. USCIS will complete initial intake before it conducts the lottery, but due to the high number of petitions, it is not yet able to announce when the lottery will occur. AILA President...

USCIS released its long-anticipated L-1B adjudications policy memorandum that provides guidance on the L-1B classification, and supersedes and rescinds certain prior L-1B memoranda. Comments are due by May 8, 2015, and the memo is effective as of August 31, 2015.  See http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Outreach/Draft%20Memorandum%20for%20Comment/2015-0324-Draft-L-1B-Memo.pdf...

The American Immigration Council reported that immigrant entrepreneurs and small business owners contribute to local economies, often forming the backbone of neighborhoods. As part of his November announcement on immigration executive action, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum that creates a White House Task Force on New Americans to explore ways...