Washington, D.C. USCIS will open 2024 H-1B electronic registration from March 6th through March 22nd, 2024 for the lottery under fiscal year 2025 H-1B Cap. The H-1B random selection process, if needed, will then be run on those electronic registrations and it will notify the employer or the attorney on selected entries on the first draw
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Washington, D.C. U.S. President Joe Biden signed an extensive executive order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on October 30, the first action taken on AI by the U.S. federal government. The executive order includes eight main parts and establishes “new safety assessments, equity and civil rights guidance,
Certain renewal applicants who have filed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, qualify for an automatic extension of their expiring employment authorization and/or employment authorization documents (EADs) while their renewal application is pending. Starting today, those who are eligible will receive 180-day extensions in accordance with existing regulations, including those who have applied for or
USCIS announced today that we will consider two-year extensions of the initial parole period on a case-by-case basis for certain Afghan nationals who: Were paroled into the United States between July 30, 2021, and Sept. 30, 2022, with an OAR or PAR class of admission; Were under 14 years old as of Sept. 26, 2023;
Washington, D.C. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a new Enterprise Change of Address (E-COA) self-service tool to allow customers with pending applications, petitions, or requests to update their address with USCIS more easily. E-COA hope to improve the speed and efficiency of the process for USCIS customers to update their address with
Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a factsheet outlining the impact of a government shutdown on the DHS Work Force. The fact sheet reads, it is vitally important to fund and run the government to do their imporant works for the country, for the national security and for the American people.
Washington, D.C. Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, in consultation with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, announced the designation of Israel into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). By November 30, 2023, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) will be updated to allow citizens and nationals of Israel to apply to travel
Washington, DC. It is more than likely that the U.S. government may shutdown due to the Congress’ failure to pass the government budget. To date, Congress has not passed, nor has President Biden signed, any of the 12 spending bills needed to keep the government open beyond the end of FY2023 on September 30, 2023.
If you suspect you are a victim of immigration fraud, you can report it to the Federal Trade Commission or your state consumer protection office. U.S. government agencies, Federal Trade Comission (FTC), USCIS, IRS and others have guide as to how to avoid scams. FTC: Four Signs That It’s a Scam 1. Scammers PRETEND to be from an
Canada had recently annouced unrestricted work permit for 10,000 people in the U.S. on H-1B visa status. This could have provided a second option for H-1B holders in the U.S. to work or stay in Canada in case their H-1B runs out or they lose their job in U.S. Unfortunately that 10,000 quota run out