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H-1B Cap Season: Five Things To Know In 2021

The Fiscal Year 2022 H-1B cap season is right around the corner. This will be the second year U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will utilize the electronic registration system. While the steps in the H-1B lottery may have changed, the overall goal of hiring foreign talent to fill job vacancies hasn't.

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Selection in the H-1B Cap Lottery if the Proposed New Process Takes Effect?

On November 2, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) announcing its plan to drastically change the way USCIS selects the H-1B Cap registrations of U.S. employers.

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What to Expect on Immigration from the Biden Administration

The Trump administration has enacted more than 400 immigration policy changes. That’s one change every 3.65 days the administration has been in office.

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State Dept. Proposes Eliminating B-1 in Lieu of H1B Classification

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published a notice of proposed rulemaking that, if finalized, would eliminate the B-1 in lieu of H classification. 

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USCIS Allows Continued Use of Approval Notices to Show Employment Authorization

Along with extending its flexibility in allowing virtual Form I-9 employment verification until December 31, 2020, USCIS is also continuing its flexibility with regard to long-pending Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications. 

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DHS Extends Form I-9 Flexibility

On November 18, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) extended the flexibility in complying with Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification due to COVID-19 until December 31, 2020.

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College Groups Ask Biden to Drop Curbs on Foreign Students

College groups are asking the incoming Biden administration to reverse recent rules they say threaten to dampen the prospects of international enrollment at U.S. colleges.

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Remote Worksite: Too Risky for Foreign Workers?

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are having employees work at home. Although working remotely is not new, what is new is the number of U.S. companies using this model and the percentage of the U.S. workforce telecommuting on a full-time basis, some with no plans to return to a more traditional worksite setting.

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Radical Change to H-1B Lottery Process Proposed by Trump Administration

On November 2, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to effectively end the random H-1B visa lottery selection process used when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) receives more petitions than allowed under the annual limit.

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