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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

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H‑1B Petitions Filed on or Before December 21, 2018

USCIS announced that it will resume premium processing on February 19, 2019, for all H‑1B petitions filed on or before December 21, 2018. For pending H‑1Bs that have been transferred, a premium processing request must be submitted to the service center now handling the petition.

USCIS to Resume Premium Processing for FY2019 H-1B Cap Petitions on Monday

USCIS announced that it will resume premium processing on Monday, January 28, 2019, for all FY2019 H‑1B cap petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption (the “master’s cap”). The previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing remains in effect for all other categories of H‑1B petitions to which it applied.

Deadline to Submit Comments on H-1B Proposed Rule Is Wednesday

USCIS published a proposed rule earlier this month that would require petitioners planning to file H‑1B cap-subject petitions to register electronically ahead of the annual H-1B lottery

The Council Files Lawsuit Challenging USCIS Denial of Computer Systems Analyst H‑1B Extension

The American Immigration Council filed a lawsuit on behalf of a U.S. company, challenging USCIS’s denial of an H‑1B extension petition for a Computer Systems Analyst on the grounds that it is “not a specialty occupation.” The case is co-counseled with Frederikson & Byron, P.A., as part of the Council’s efforts to encourage federal court challenges to arbitrary decisions. 

Advance Copy of USCIS Proposed Rule to Create Registration Requirement for Cap-Subject H‑1B Petitions

DHS announced a proposed rule that would create a registration requirement for cap-subject H‑1B petitions and change the rules so that the 65,000 “regular” lottery is run first, followed by the 20,000 “master’s” lottery.

USCIS Reminder: F-1 “Cap-Gap” Status and Work Authorization Extension Only Valid Through September 30

USCIS issued a reminder that F-1 students who have an H-1B petition that remains pending on October 1, 2018, risk accruing unlawful presence if they continue to work on or after October 1, 2018, unless otherwise authorized to continue employment, as their “cap-gap” work authorization is only valid through September 30, 2018. See AILA’s practice pointer on this topic for more information.
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