April 7, 2020
H-1B Visa

2020 (Fiscal Year 2021) H-1B Petition Filing Period Begins

The H-1B lottery for 2020 is over and the petition filing period has begun.  The random selection process was a little different this year, requiring an electronic registration to be eligible, but not requiring a completed and approved H-1B petition to register.
March 6, 2020
Undocumented Uncertainty

Appeals Court Blocks Remain in Mexico Policy

A ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday will suspend the Remain in Mexico policy beginning March 12 in California and Arizona.  The appeals court agreed with a lower court ruling that the policy may violate the law by causing irreversible harm to asylum seekers.
February 25, 2020
H-1B Visa

Which U.S. Cities Have the Most H-1B Employers?

Employers use H-1B work visas to hire foreign specialty workers when there aren't enough U.S. workers to meet demand.  Many of these positions are in the tech industry, so it may be no surprise that the Silicon Valley area has the most employers who hire H-1B workers.
February 5, 2020

Updated Travel Ban Targets Six Additional Countries

The Trump administration is expanding its controversial travel ban to include six additional countries.  The updated executive order will prevent citizens of Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar (Burma), and Kyrgyzstan from receiving immigrant visas to the United States.
January 30, 2020

New Immigration Rule Targets “Birth Tourism”

Effective last Friday, the Trump administration will now deny tourist visas to pregnant women suspected of trying to give birth in the United States so that their children are American citizens, a practice some call "birth tourism."