USCIS announced on May 11, 2018 that it intends to make a major policy change relating to how it calculates the accrual of unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors in F, J and M nonimmigrant status in the United States. USCIS is accepting comments on this planned policy change […]
SPS Immigration Attorney Sarah Peterson was recently quoted in the U.S. News & World Report’s article, “How Foreign Health Providers Impact U.S. Health Care.”
International Medical Graduates play a critical role in our nation’s ability to provide adequate medical care, particularly to our nation’s most needy. USCIS’ recent suspension of premium processing of H-1B Petitions directly impacts […]
Klobuchar, Collins, Heitkamp Urge U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Continue Premium Processing for Doctors Participating in the Conrad 30 Program
Today Senators Klobuchar, Collins, Heitkamp urged U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) to Continue Premium Processing for Doctors Participating in the Conrad 30 Program. These Senators have championed the fight for strong immigration policies for International Medical Graduates (“IMGT”) and we are thrilled to see their leadership on this issue.
On Friday, March 3, USCIS announced […]
USCIS just announced that it is suspending the premium processing option for all H-1B Petitions, starting April 3, 2017. This includes all FY18 H-1B Cap cases and all H-1B cases that are cap exempt.
SPS Immigration urges employers who know of H-1B transfer cases or H-1B extension cases to file prior to March 30, 2017 to […]
As reported by SPS Immigration on December 18, 2015, after substantial negotiations Congress ultimately reauthorized the Conrad 30 J-1 Waiver program (Conrad 30) in the Omnibus budget bill that passed at the end of 2015. The Conrad program allows U.S-trained foreign national physicians to obtain a waiver of the requirement that they return […]
Jennifer Minear and Sarah Peterson Stensrud explain why Congress must extend the Conrad 30 J-1 waiver program, which sunsets September 30, 2015. Please call SPS immigration to discuss questions you may have about how the sunset of this program impacts your organization.