Monthly Archives: July 2015

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White House report indicates new immigration options may become available for researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors

Earlier this month, the White House released a long-awaited report describing potential changes that are being considered to improve the US immigration process.  The report does not make any immediate changes to existing US immigration laws, but it does provide interesting insight into how our programs may change in the near future.  The report highlights two […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:04+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Administrative Action, H-1B|Comments Off on White House report indicates new immigration options may become available for researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors

USCIS issues final Simeio guidance on when to file an amended or new H-1B Petition

Today USCIS issued final guidance on when an Employer must file an amended H-1B Petition before moving an H-1B Employee to a new worksite in a geographic area not previously covered by the Labor Condition Application (LCA), including specific timeframes for compliance. USCIS’ guidance is a result of Matter of Simeio Solutions, 26 I&N Dec. 542 (AAO […]

By | 2015-07-22T17:07:35+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Categories: H-1B|Comments Off on USCIS issues final Simeio guidance on when to file an amended or new H-1B Petition

H-1B Cap Exempt Options prior to the 2016 H-1B Cap Season

On July 14, 2015, USCIS announced that it had returned to petitioners all FY 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in the H-1B lottery. The next opportunity to file H-1B petitions that are subject to the H-1B numerical cap is April 1, 2016, unless there is a change in the law before that time. […]

By | 2015-07-15T16:28:26+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Categories: H-1B|Comments Off on H-1B Cap Exempt Options prior to the 2016 H-1B Cap Season

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Extensions

USCIS announced that it has resumed Premium Processing for H-1B Extension Requests, effective immediately. USCIS suspended this service on May 26th in anticipation of receiving a large volume of H-4 EAD requests. Please call SPS Immigration should you have questions on whether your H-1B Petition would benefit from Premium Processing.

USCIS Announcement: http://www.uscis.gov/news/uscis-resumes-premium-processing-extension-stay-h-1b-petitions

By | 2015-07-13T18:05:40+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Extensions

Love is the Law

SPS Immigration applauds the Supreme Court of the United States in holding that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out of state. As Justice […]

By | 2015-07-01T10:56:43+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Love is the Law