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Buy American, Hire American: President Trumps’ Executive Order

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Sweta Khandelwal, U.S. Immigration Attorney at The Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal, speaks about President Donal Trumps’ Executive Order “Buy American, Hire American.”

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H-1B Quota over–now what?

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US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on May 3 that all data entry for FY 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been completed.  Only 65,000 applicants for a general H-1B nonimmigrant visa would be accepted for this fiscal year through the computer-generated random selection process, or lottery. For those not … Continue reading H-1B Quota over–now what?

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Rumors Concerning The H-4 EAD for Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders

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There are rumors about the H-4 EAD for spouses of H-1B visa holders and they are not entirely accurate. There is a freeze on judgments for the visas while there is a lawsuit in court over the legality of the stance. The government is fighting back against the lawsuit, and … Continue reading Rumors Concerning The H-4 EAD for Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders

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H-1B Visas Premium Processing Temporarily Suspended

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On March 3, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) decided to suspend H-1B visas premium processing. The department has stated that the suspension may last for about six months but it is unclear how long the suspension will ultimately last. The USCIS claims that the suspension is a move … Continue reading H-1B Visas Premium Processing Temporarily Suspended

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Get Help Obtaining H-1B Visas-Deadline to file is April 1st 2017

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At the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal, we help individuals in obtaining H-1B Visas, the only work visa available for US companies to hire foreign nationals.  H-1B visas are available for positions that require at least a Bachelor’s Degree in a specific field, and are also referred to as Specialty … Continue reading Get Help Obtaining H-1B Visas-Deadline to file is April 1st 2017

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H-1B Visa General Cap 65,000 For 2016

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For the 2016 fiscal year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the H-1B general-cap would be 65,000. This means that only 65,000 applicants for a general H-1B nonimmigrant visa would be accepted for this fiscal year through the computer-generated random selection process, or lottery. For those not selected … Continue reading H-1B Visa General Cap 65,000 For 2016

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It’s Not too Early to Begin Preparing for the H-1B CAP

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The H-1B CAP will Open on April 1st It’s that time again for employers to begin preparing for the H-1B CAP. The H-1BCAP refers to the quota system that the USCIS uses to review 85,000 H-1B applications each year. The CAP only applies to those who are petitioning for an … Continue reading It’s Not too Early to Begin Preparing for the H-1B CAP

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H-1B Visa Alternatives

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This year 233,000 applicants competed for the 65,000 H-1B visas available. This means over 150,000 applicants were not considered and denied the opportunity to apply. The unlucky applicants can wait and try again next year, but in the meantime there are other options available.This video gives a breakdown of the … Continue reading H-1B Visa Alternatives

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Change of H-1B Workplace Requires Amended Petition

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H-1B holders working at multiple worksites must have a Labor Condition Application (LCA) on file for each worksite. Last week the USCIS Administrative Appeals released a decision that states any geographic change in the workplace listed on the LCA accompanying all H-1B visas requires filing an amended application. Also, any … Continue reading Change of H-1B Workplace Requires Amended Petition

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Foreign Students and the H-1B Cap Gap

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With the school year coming to a close, it’s time for foreign students to start thinking on ways to continue to remain in the United States, following the conclusion of their academic programs. Some college students on F-1 visas who are authorized to work pursuant to the Optional Practical Training … Continue reading Foreign Students and the H-1B Cap Gap

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