Tahmina Talks to SHRM About H1B Preregistration Proposed Rules

It was an honor to speak with SHRM‘s Roy Maurer about the DHS proposed rules published on Monday December 3rd 2018 which seek to change the H1B visa lottery process. You can read the article here.  If you have any comments or questions, we are happy to answer them!

Much anticipated H1B rules for pre-registration is out!

This morning, DHS released new H1b rules for pre-registration. I am reading the rules and will give you a summary shortly. In the meantime, here is USCIS’s email notice that just arrived: Copied from USCIS notice: DHS Proposes Merit-Based Rule for More Effective and Efficient H-1B Visa Program WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced[…]

‘No- RFE Memo’ Goes Into Effect Tomorrow (9/11/2018)

Dear Readers, viewers and listeners, The dreaded ‘no-RFE’ memo goes into effect tomorrow. Of all dates, USCIS chooses September 11th as the start date of such a drastic policy change. Not sure who came up with this date as there is no real difference between a Monday (like today) and Tuesday. But here we are. […]

Visa Bulletin Updates

Every month, the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Department of State Liaison Committee checks in with Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the Department of State. This month’s check-in included clarification about the numerous retrogressions and changes announced in the September 2018 Visa Bulletin. Charlie confirmed that the F-1 and[…]

DOJ/DOL partnership to scrutinize employers hiring temporary visa workers

Yesterday, the Dept. of Justice posted the below press release (copied from their website) that DOJ has partnered with the Dept. of Labor in an effort to protect American workers.  The partnership will allow detailed information sharing to find discriminatory practices by employers using the following visas: H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, H-2A, H-2B, D-1 and PERMs[…]

Additional Visa Bulletin Notes

Every month, the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Department of State Liaison Committee checks in with Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the Department of State. This month’s check-in included information about retrogression in employment-based immigrant categories in future visa bulletins. In particular, there is a chance that EB-1 China[…]