Additional 35,000 H-2B Visas Available for Second Half of 2022

The DHS, Department of Homeland Security, and the DOL, Department of Labor, have announced that 35,000 additional H2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for the second half of 2022 will be available.  These additional visas will be available for U.S. employers who are looking for employees on or after April 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022.…

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USCIS Announces New Plans to Speed Up Visa Processing

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced major plans to ease the struggles of all U.S. work permit visa holders, applicants, and petitioners. The three major plans for U.S. work visa applicants are: Agency-wide backlog reduction. Expand premium processing to additional form types. Improve timely access to employment authorization documents. The uncertainty in visa status…

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H1B 2023 Lottery Results – Registration Status & When To File Petition

On March 29, 2022, the USCIS announced that the 2023 H1B registration lottery selection process has been completed. This means that they have received enough registrations during the initial registration period to reach the 2023 H1B cap. From the registrations, the USCIS randomly selected applicants to reach the designated cap for the year.  Employers or…

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H1B Lottery Results 2023 – Have Selections Been Notified?

The USCIS has officially released the latest news regarding H1B registration lottery results for 2023. Applicants had started receiving notifications on USCIS H1B 2023 lottery results as of March 25, 2022. USCIS sent out a notice on March 29, 2022, that the selection process is complete and all eligible applicants have been notified. The USCIS…

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The USCIS Processing Delay Crisis and Its Effect on Immigrant Workers

Millions of immigrants and businesses are waiting for USCIS to process and approve applications and petitions. Processing delays at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for work permits is wreaking havoc on the lives of immigrants who are losing jobs and are cut off from the job market even though there is a shortage of skilled…

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