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June 25, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Who Pays for H-1B and Green Card Fees?

Clients often call our office asking who is required to pay for fees associated with an H-1B or a green card obtained through an employer. Is the employer required to pay for everything or can the employee pay in some...

The Risks of Letting your Employees Choose Their Own Immigration Counsel

Some employers permit their foreign national employees to choose their own immigration attorneys to prepare various employment-based petitions on their behalf (e.g. petitions for H-1B, H-3, L-1, TN, E, O-1, P, J-1, or other temporary status, or for lawful permanent...

April 22, 2013
Beata Leja

Update on H-1B Visa Cap: Employers May Be Waiting for News on Their H-1B Petition

Employers who have filed cap-subject H-1Bs during the first week of April 2013 are eagerly awaiting a Receipt Notice from the USCIS, which would definitively confirm that their H-1B petition was counted towards the annual cap and will be adjudicated....

April 08, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Update: USCIS Received 124,000 FY 2014 Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions, Conducted Lottery on April 7, 2013

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has conducted the computer-generated random selection process (commonly known as the “H-1B lottery”), to select H-1B petitions for processing to meet the caps of 20,000 for the H-1B U.S....

April 05, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

USCIS Announces FY 2014 H-1B Cap Has Been Met; Lottery to be Conducted

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this afternoon (Friday, April 5, 2013) that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the H-1B numerical limitation of 65,000 (commonly known as the “H-1B cap”) for fiscal...

April 04, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

H-1B Cap Filings Update

On April 1, 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began receiving H-1B petitions filed by employers for fiscal year 2014. USCIS has announced that it anticipates it may meet the numerical quota between April 1, 2013, and...

March 26, 2013
Stephen Tarnoff

Company Options After the H-1B Cap is Reached

H-1B visas are capped at 65,000 annually, with an additional 20,000 set aside for those with master's degrees from U.S. colleges and universities. With the April 1st H-1B filing date rapidly approaching, and the uncertainty of knowing when the H-1B...

March 21, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

USCIS Adjudication of Certain Premium Processing FY-2014 Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions To Be Delayed

The filing period for H-1B Petitions subject to the H-1B Cap for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2013 (FY-2014), will begin on April 1, 2013.  However, the USCIS has announced that Premium Processing adjudications for these types of cases...


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