The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing notifications to employers identified as having at least one name and Social Security Number combination submitted on the wage and tax statement (Form W-2) that do not match SSA’s records.
Enforcement of Unlawful Presence Memo Targeting International Students Temporarily Blocked by Federal JudgeCategory: Legal Update
A federal judge issued a nationwide order requiring USCIS to temporarily suspend the enforcement of a policy under which F-1/M-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors would begin to accrue unlawful presence as soon as they violate the terms of their visa status.
Effective May 1, 2019, the E-2 investor visa program has opened to Israelis under a reciprocal treaty investor agreement signed between the United States and Israel.
The letter asked the agency to explain the reasons for backlogged cases and how certain policies such as “extreme vetting” affect processing times and contribute to the backlog.
Regarding EB-1 for China and India, the bulletin notes a continued “extremely high rate of demand” that may require temporary retrogression until October.
Certain marijuana-related activities generally bar naturalization even if they are decriminalized under applicable state laws
USCIS Completes H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2020, Reaches Advanced Degree Exemption CapCategory: Legal Update
On April 10, 2019, USCIS used a computer-generated random process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated regular cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption for FY 2020.
New Study Shows Companies Pay Billions in Job Training, Scholarships for U.S. Students Through H-1B FeesCategory: Legal Update
The study by the National Foundation for American Policy also details how expensive it has become to petition for an H-1B professional.
The data hub allows the public to search for H-1B petitioners by fiscal year, NAICS code, employer name, city, state or zip code.
A goal is to limit in-person support to those who truly need assistance that can be provided only in person, the agency said.