Posts from January 2019.
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The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced today that the final rule amending DHS regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions will be published in the Federal Register on January 31, 2019, and will become effective on April 1, 2019.

The new rule implements the electronic registration requirement, but suspends it for the FY2020 H-1B cap season. The rule also reverses the order in which the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will select cap subject H-1B petitions.  USCIS will first select, in a random lottery, a sufficient number ...

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The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process. The complete visa bulletin can be found here.

Below is a summary of the February Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month.

  • China: EB-1 moves forward two months to February 8, 2017, EB-2 advances two months to October 1, 2015, and EB-3 advances three weeks to July 1, 2015
  • India: EB-1 advances two months to February 8, 2017, EB-2 creeps forward five days to April 6, 2009, and EB-3 ...
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Natalie Tynan to its national labor and employment practice. Tynan joins the firm’s immigration group as a senior attorney in Washington.

Tynan joins the firm after more than eleven years with the US Department of Homeland Security. She has served in various roles, including special assistant with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Office of Policy and Strategy, where she was responsible for implementing executive orders and agency programs, and as chief of adjudications for USCIS Service Center ...


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