Long US Visa Processing Blocks Tourism Recovery and Growth

Long visa processing is between millions of dollars for the U.S. travel industry and jobs. While much of the country may return to normal this year, international travel will not be able to rebound to pre-pandemic levels until 2024 due to visa backlogs. Travel Industry in the United States  The US economy relies heavily on…

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June 2022 Visa Bulletin Results & Analysis

The June 2022 Visa Bulletin has been released, and it’s leaving many India EB2 and EB3 green card applicants with 2014 and 2015 priority dates wondering how long they’ll be waiting before significant movement will be made. June 2022 Visa Bulletin Results If you recall in our June 2022 Visa Bulletin Predictions, we did not…

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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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