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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 Updates H‑2B Cap Count for FY2019

USCIS updated its H‑2B cap count for FY2019, stating that it has received 23,503 beneficiaries towards the 33,000 cap for the first half of FY2019, with 20,155 approved and 3,348 beneficiaries pending.

USCIS No Longer Accepting I-765 Service Requests at the 75-Day Mark

USCIS confirmed that it is no longer accepting service requests for I-765 applications that have been pending for more than 75 days unless the applications are outside of USCIS’s posted processing times.1:06 AM

USCIS Updates the H-2B Cap Count

As of March 31, 2016, USCIS had receipted 13,998 beneficiaries towards the 33,000 cap for the second half of FY 2016. This count includes 7,066 approved and 6,932 pending beneficiaries.

Taking too long to get the work permit?

The American Immigration Council, along with several co-counsel, has filed a class action lawsuit challenging USCIS’s failure to timely adjudicate applications for employment authorization documents (EADs) and to issue interim employment authorization.

Class Action Lawsuit filed on EAD’s

The American Immigration Council, along with several co-counsel, has filed a class action lawsuit challenging USCIS’s failure to timely adjudicate applications for employment authorization documents (EADs) and to issue interim employment authorization.

From El Salvador and did not receive your TPS?

USCIS updated its El Salvador Temporary Protected Status (TPS) webpage with a note indicating that, as of late September 2015, USCIS had approximately 6,000 El Salvador TPS renewal cases that remain pending and have not received a new employment authorization document (EAD) to replace the one that expired on September 9, 2015. On October 5, USCIS began the process of issuing interim EADs with a 180-day validity period for these cases. USCIS expects to issue final EADs by the end of December 2015.

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