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U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Guidance on Remote Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a transformation of the workplace and an explosion of remote work, including for employees previously not covered under employers’ telecommuting policies. 

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USCIS Runs Second H-1B Lottery in August 2020

There are many USCIS applicants interested in an H-1B Work Visa which allows those to temporarily work in the United States in their occupations who have specialized knowledge/education in their specific field. 

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International students face extra hurdles, many staying home during pandemic

Students coming to Indiana colleges and universities this fall are facing extra challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.

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48% of foreign students in US in 2019 were Indian & Chinese, says report

According to a report by the Student and Exchange Visitor Programme, 75 per cent of all nonimmigrant students in the US are from Asia.

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ICE releases report on nonimmigrant students in US

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), released a report detailing the nonimmigrant student population.

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Second H-1B Cap Lottery Completed; Newly Selected Petitions Must Be Filed by November 16

On Friday, August 14, 2020, USCIS completed the second round of the H-1B cap selection lottery and notified the selected applicants. The August 2020 selection round was due to the fact that a (significant) number of H-1B cap registrations selected under the first round did not file an H-1B petition before the June 30th deadline; as a result, USCIS is allocating the unused numbers randomly among the non-selected cases under the first round.

 

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Second H-1B Cap Lottery Completed; Newly Selected Petitions Must Be Filed by November 16

On Friday, August 14, 2020, USCIS completed the second round of the H-1B cap selection lottery and notified the selected applicants. The August 2020 selection round was due to the fact that a (significant) number of H-1B cap registrations selected under the first round did not file an H-1B petition before the June 30th deadline; as a result, USCIS is allocating the unused numbers randomly among the non-selected cases under the first round.

 

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International students hesitant to return to campus due to concerns about testing, move-in

International students are expressing frustration toward the University’s failure to provide them with self-administered coronavirus tests and the lack of flexibility around move-in times.

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Visa Fees Rise for Employers of Guestworkers Under Final Rule

Fees charged to employers of guestworkers on temporary visas will increase almost across the board beginning in October, but a proposed rise for participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been nixed, according to a final rule released Friday.

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USCIS Adjusts Fees and Changes Premium Processing Timeline

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has announced that there will be an adjustment to the filing fees for certain applications and petitions requesting an immigration benefit. The new fees will be effective on Oct. 2, 2020.  

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