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H1B can be denied without RFE after USCIS policy change

H1B Extension denial without RFE starting 9/11 – USCIS changes policy

 4 Jan, 19 

H1B Extension can be denied without RFE with USCIS policy change, if initial application is missing important documents, client letter to prove eligibility.

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EB2 India pending green card applications

Indian EB2 Green Card priority date movement prediction – 2019

 4 Jan, 19 

Indian EB2 Green Card priority date may just go upto Feb 2019 in USCIS season from Sep 2018 to Aug 2019. 10k+ Indian i485 applications pending from 2009!

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USCIS increase premium processing fees to $1441

USCIS Increase Premium Processing Fees to $1410

 4 Jan, 19 

USCIS increase premium processing fees from current $1225 to $1410 starting Sep 30, 2018 for all fast track applications including H1B due to inflation.

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HR 6136 bill to remove country based green card limits

HR 6136 Bill to Remove Country based Green Card Caps

 4 Jan, 19 

HR 6136 aims to remove country based green card caps which are capped at 7% per country today. Merit based visa system will help H1B workers to get faster green card.

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Indian H1B denial rate vs Others

Indian H1B, L1 Denials and RFE Doubled Under Trump

 4 Jan, 19 

USCIS data analysis reveals Indian H1B and L1 Denials doubled under Trump government. Increased RFE (request for Evidence) for 'Speciality Occupation' proof.

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DHS agenda to revise H1B specialty occupation

DHS changing H1B specialty occupation definition, revise wage level

 4 Jan, 19 

DHS agenda to revise H1B specialty occupation definition, revise wage level requirements and redefine employer employee relationship to target consulting company.

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