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2014 H-1B Cap Season (FY 2015)
2014 H-1B Cap Season (FY 2015)

On Tuesday April 1, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for the 2015 fiscal year, with a start date of October 1, 2014. The cap was reached almost instantly last year. With increased demand for H-1B visas ...

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Blog Posts in 2013

  • New E-Verify Security Enhancement Permits USCIS to Lock Social Security Numbers

    Love it or hate it, the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify Program , which enables employers to verify employment eligibility of new employees ...

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  • A Unique Opportunity for Chinese Nationals Seeking Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

    Since the June 2013 Visa Bulletin was released, the priority date cut-off for Chinese nationals filing under the EB-3 immigrant visa category has been ...

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  • Detained Without Bond, Now What?

    A foreign national can come in contact with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through the United States criminal justice system. This can ...

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  • H-1B Audit Defenses

    Under the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Labor (DOL) have markedly increased their efforts in ...

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  • VWP to AOS: A new policy for adjudicating I-485 applications (AOS) filed by immediate relatives of U.S. citizens admitted under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

    On November 14, 2013, the United State Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum with guidance on how to adjudicate ...

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  • Is Temporary Protected Status for the Philippines on the Horizon?

    The Secretary of Homeland Security has the authority to designate a country, or portion of a country, for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in certain ...

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  • Beware of EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Scams

    If you are a foreign national interested in taking advantage of the immigrant investor visa program, before you invest your $500,000 or your $1 ...

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  • F-1 STEM Extension of OPT Is Available without a Completed Thesis

    F-1 students who are currently in post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) may obtain a 17-month STEM extension even if they have not yet ...

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  • BALCA Says PERM Audit Response Must Show NOF Posting Location

    A PERM application is subject to denial when the employer fails to provide some evidence of the location where the notice of filing (NOF) was posted ...

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