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USCIS to allow ONLINE registration for H-1B’s

USCIS announced online registration for the H-1B lottery. On December 6, USCIS announced that registration for the 2021 H-1B lottery will take place online. Employers who want to file cap-subject petitions must register online and pay the $10 registration fee. Employers will only need to give basic information on both the employer and requested worker. If selected by the lottery, the employer will then file a full petition. The initial registration period will be from March 1 through March 20, 2020.

Electronic Filing of LCA’s to begin

DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced that beginning September 16, 2019, stakeholders can prepare Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) for H‑1B, H‑1B1, and E‑3 visas in the FLAG System. The system will not permit submission of LCAs until 12:00 pm (ET) on October 1, 2019, and OFLC will accept submissions through iCERT until then. OFLC will post instructional videos on preparing LCAs using FLAG this Friday, September 13, 2019, and will host a webinar on the topic next Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

District Court Judge Grants Summary Judgment to the Plaintiffs and Denies Government’s Motion to Dismiss in H‑1B Denial Case

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered USCIS to change the plaintiff’s status to H‑1B nonimmigrant after rejecting USCIS decision that Relx, Inc. d/b/a/ LexisNexis had not shown that the data analyst position was a specialty occupation.

USCIS Returns Unselected FY2020 H‑1B Cap-Subject Petitions

USCIS announced that it has returned all FY2020 H‑1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in the lottery. Petitioners who haven’t received a receipt notice or a returned petition for a cap-subject H‑1B petition by August 29, 2019, should contact USCIS for assistance.

The Council Files Another Complaint Challenging USCIS “Not a Specialty Occupation” H-1B Petition Denial

The American Immigration Council filed suit on behalf of a company that provides amenity services to seniors, their families, and their senior communities to challenge USCIS’s “not a specialty occupation” denial of an H-1B petition.

H-1B Cap Reached Within Days, Highlighting America’s Need for Foreign Professionals to Fill Critical Workforce Gaps

USCIS announced that it had once again received more than enough H‑1B petitions within the first five business days of the FY2020 filing period to reach the annual cap of 85,000 new H‑1B visas. The agency received 201,011 petitions, an increase from last year’s total of 190,098.

FY2020 Cap-Subject H‑1B Petitions

USCIS will accept new H‑1B petitions subject to the annual quota for FY2020 starting on April 1, 2019

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