Countdown to Government Shutdown – What Happens? (Again)

UPDATE:  We provide the following details in anticipation of a possible government shutdown (again) if members of Congress do not pass legislation appropriating funds for the federal government by the end of today, February 8, 2018. The following provides an overview...

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) – Changes and Terminations

On January 31, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from Syria.  Syrians with TPS status will be eligible to re-register for an extension of their status for 18 months, through...

H-1B Cap FY2019 – It is that time of year again!

UPDATE:  On January 25, 2018, U.S. CIS Service Center Operations Directorate (SCOPS) confirmed that it is not anticipating any procedural changes for the FY2019 H-1B cap season.  Accordingly, once the FY2019 H-1B cap is met, CIS is expected to adopt a “random...

Changes to H-1B Extension Rules?

On January 8, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) clarified that it was not considering changing its interpretation of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act (AC21) which provides for H-1B extensions beyond the six-year limit...