From the Public Engagement Division of USCIS:  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on 12/6/19 the requirement for employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption, to first electronically register and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee before filing a petition for the fiscal year 2021 H-1B

Last year at about this time, I published a blog post captioned, “FY 2015 H-1B Cap:  What are the Odds?” (https://immigrationview.foxrothschild.com/h-1b-temporary-workers/fy-2015-h-1b-cap-what-are-the-odds/).  According to my very basic calculations, I estimated that the odds of receiving one of the limited FY 2015 H-1B numbers was about 43% under the regular cap, with slightly better chances for those

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that on April 7th it received more than enough H-1B petitions to reach both the “regular” cap of 65,000 visas and the advanced-degree cap of 20,000 for fiscal year 2015 (FY 2015).

USCIS reported that it received about 172,500 FY 2015 cap-subject H-1B petitions.  So, what

It has been reported that a new round of approximately 500 Notices of Inspection (NOIs) were recently issued by ICE last week, directed toward employers engaged in critical infrastructure, agriculture and other industries.

Federal law requires every employer hiring an individual for employment in the United States to verify his or her identity and employment authorization

USCIS has released FAQs on ELIS (Electronic Immigration System), including information on what is ELIS, the types of benefit requests that are currently available in ELIS, questions on Form I-20, how to file and make a payment, how to use ELIS with an attorney or accredited representative, and more.  The ELIS system has been created

On April 20, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) reported that it has received approximately 25,000 H-1B petitions towards the 65,000 cap with approximately 10,600 petitions toward the 20,000 cap exemption for individuals with advanced degrees. 

This means that more than one half of the available regular cap-subject H-1B visas and more than one half of