H-1B Visa Archives - Atlanta Immigration lawyer | Best immigration attorneys Atlanta GA

Has your petition been chosen?

On April 7, 2017, USCIS announced that it received enough H-1B petitions to reach the cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2018. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s...

H-1B cap Reached Once again

U.S. employers are fighting for the chance to hire skilled foreign workers, but unsurprisingly once again, the annual H-1B cap was reached within five business days. USCIS began accepting H-1B petitions on April 3, 2017 and by April 7, USCIS announced that it had...

Changes for H-1B?

Pay for H-1B workers may increase if a draft bill authored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) gets the bipartisan backing it will need to pass Congress. The bill relies on salary to distribute the visas. Firms that pay salaries well above the prevailing wage will have the...

H-1B Cap Reached (Anybody surprised?)

On April 7, the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2017 was reached. For the fourth consecutive year, it was reached in this short period of time. What this means now is that USCIS will conduct a lottery to choose the companies that will be able to employ the skilled foreign...

H-2B Cap Reached

USCIS received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the H-2B cap for the first half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. March 15, 2016 was the final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before April 1, 2016. What Happens Now that...