Temporary Work Visas H-2B available for the summer season 2021

Can you qualify? This year around 30,000 Temporary Work Visas H-2B are available for companies interested in hiring workers for the upcoming summer season (from April to September 2021). These types of Visas are available for seasonal non-agricultural workers. Meaning positions related to landscaping, lifeguards for swimming pools and beaches, restoration, hospitality, nurses, among others in these categories, can qualify …

Salary wages will not prioritize H1B Visas selection

USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 9 and run through noon Eastern on March 25. During this period, those who wish to file for an H-1B visa will provide information and submit their registrations. Important change: Contrary to selection by wages, a process  previously announced by the Trump Administration,  USCIS will select  those eligible to file for H-1B visas by lottery …

Temporary Work Authorization Visa (H1B) Registrations Begins March 1

In order to apply for a Temporary Work Authorization (H1B) Visa this year you must register to start MARCH 1, 2021.  It is extremely important to get started as soon as possible.    If you need to work temporarily in the United States or have a job offer but unclear about what to do and how this process works, please …

DHS is automatically extending the validity of TPS related documentation

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will automatically extend the validity of TPS related documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designation for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal for nine months through October 4th, 2021, from the current expiration date of January 4th, 2021. These are great news for all TPS employees whose employers have …

Donald Trump’s final blows to immigration

After 4 years of a government focused on diminishing immigration to the United States, the final days of Donald Trump have been dedicated to modifying the immigration processes for foreign travelers and workers as well as U.S. businesses. Restriction on access to H1B Visas for foreign workers, elimination of work authorization for people with suspended deportation, restrictions on travel, delayed …

Public Health Services related to Covid-19 will not affect aliens with their immigration process

Many Aliens in the U.S. have speculated about the Public Charge law that will affect their immigration processes, but there are certain cases where this law will not apply, for example Public Health Services related to Covid-19. “USCIS encourages all those, including aliens, with symptoms that resemble Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to seek necessary medical treatment …

USCIS cancels planned massive furloughs

U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND Immigration Services said Tuesday that it has halted plans to furlough 70% of its workforce on Sunday, saving some 13,400 employees from temporary layoff and averting a near-total shut down of the legal immigration system. The agency warned, however, that furloughs could still take place in the future unless Congress acts to stabilize USCIS’s finances. USCIS is the …

Restrictions to Work Authorization for Asylum Applicants to Begin on August 25,2020

USCIS announced a final rule modifying DHS’s regulations governing asylum applications, interviews and eligibility for employment authorization based on a pending asylum application. Applicants for an initial or renewal employment authorization document under the (c)(8) eligibility category must submit biometrics and pay the biometric services fee. There are also new questions applicants must complete based on a pending asylum application. USCIS will not …

US immigration services set to furlough two-thirds of its workers after coronavirus stimulus talks fail

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services notified about 13,400 of its 20,000 employees that they would be furloughed Aug. 30 because of budget shortfalls, which the agency hoped Congress would fill in its next relief package before negotiations stalled last week.  “In the past few months, USCIS has taken action to avert a fiscal crisis, including limiting spending to salary and …

Immigration Fees for Naturalization will increase 81 % in October

The Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule that adjusts fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recovers its costs of services. One of the higher increases will be the N-400, Naturalization Application, which will cost 81% more. The actual cost of this application is $640, in October 2020 the price …