It appears that President Donald Trump will continue his assault on U.S. immigration, with a new executive order Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of Foreign Work Visa Programs.
Regardless of who the next President is both have pledged to take action on immigration reform. It is likely that any new legislation will come with additional enforcement measures. In this regard we provide some planning tips for ensuring compliance with immigration auditors which are now commonplace.
What is the H-1B Cap? What exactly is the H-1B “quota” or “cap”? Each fiscal year (October 1 through September 30), 65,000 H-1B visas are available to qualifying foreign nationals seeking employment in H-1B status. 1,400 additional H-1B visa numbers are set aside for citizens of Chile and 5,400 are set aside for citizens of […]
There is a whirlwind of issues currently affecting international medical graduates (“IMGs”), issues which will impact their ability to obtain temporary work authorization (including J-1 waivers and H-1B visas) and permanent resident status. Below is a quick update of recent developments at the state and federal levels. These issues and more will be addressed at […]
All 20,000 cap-subject H-1Bs allotted to graduates of U.S. Master Degree programs are now exhausted for Fiscal Year 2011. Less than 10,000 of the initial 65,000 remain for the regular cap as of December 31, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’s website. Although the numbers have lasted longer than was true for FY 2010, […]