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Friday, May 5, 2017

Update on Immigration News

On April 7, 2017, USCIS announced that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2018.

On May 3, 2017, USCIS announced its completion of data entry for all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap subject petitions. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap subject petitions not selected. Also USCIS will be transferring some H-1B cases from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center to better balance the distribution of cap cases. Petitioners and Attorneys will be notified via email if their case has been transferred.

As USCIS has temporarily suspended premium processing for all H-1B petitions, it will continue to reject any premium processing requests for the H-1B nonimmigrant classification.

For additional information on the H-1B cap process, please use the following website link: https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-completes-h-1b-cap-random-selection-process-fy-2018

Redesign Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

On April 19, USCIS announced the redesign of the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD Card). USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017. The redesign uses enhanced graphics and fraud-resistant security features to create cards that are highly secure and more tamper-resistant than the ones currently in use.

For more detailed information please use the following website link: https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-will-issue-redesigned-green-cards-and-employment-authorization-documents

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