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Trump Administration Removing the H-4 Limited Exception Work Authorization

Proposed regulation would rescind EAD for spouses of H-1B visa holders According to several reports, by March 18, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to publish a proposed regulation rescinding employment authorization documentation (EAD) for the H-4 spouse of H-1B visa holders. Currently, only those H-4 spouses with H-1B primary applicants having… [Read More]

EB Visa Availability Update

Retrogression of visa category priority dates impact EB petition applications According to recent information that the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) gained from the U.S. Department of State, the EB-1 Worldwide category is likely to remain retrogressed through December 2018. When visa categories are retrogressed, applicants can still file I-140 petitions; however once the I-140… [Read More]

Client Alert: USCIS Suspends Premium Processing on H-1B Cap Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a temporary suspension of premium processing for H-1B Cap petitions, starting April 2, 2018. While normal processing of H-1B visa applications typically takes three to six months, premium processing guarantees that an initial review of the petition occurs in 15 calendar days, for an additional fee of $1,225…. [Read More]