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Tracking USA immigration news including H1B, H4 EAD, Green Card priority dates.

HR 1044 Remove country-based green card limits

HR 1044 – Remove Country Based Green Card Limits

 23 Apr, 19 

HR 1044 is modified version of HR 392 to remove green card country limits. Will benefit Indian and Chinese H1B workers. Apporved I-140 will get GC first.

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H1B lottery changes

What is H1B Lottery System? New in April 2019 – H1B 2020 Season

 22 Apr, 19 

H1B lottery system change in April 2019. Electronic filing, selection. US masters degree holder more chance of selection over Indian or Chinese degree. 60 day to submit.

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EB2 vs EB3 India race to green card

EB2 to EB3 Downgrade for Faster Green Card – India, China

 22 Apr, 19 

Indian EB2 vs EB3 green card priority date movement. EB3 final action ahead of EB2 USCIS visa bullettin. File i485, EB2 to EB3 downgrade with approved i140.

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H1B denial can lead to deportation

USCIS NTA Policy Starts Oct 1, 2018 – i485, i539 – H4 Visa affected

 22 Apr, 19 

USCIS NTA policy change starting Oct 1, 2018 for i485 & i539 applications. H1B out of scope of NTA at this time. Adequate notice period before NTA is issued.

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H4 EAD News - DHS planning to revoke work permits

H4 EAD News April 2019 DHS Revoke Rule – OMB Review

 19 Apr, 19 

H4 EAD news update today- DHS submitted Rules to OMB for removing work authorization. ImmigrationVoice presented facts about EAD not replacing American jobs.

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H1B premium processing suspended by USCIS

H1B Premium Processing Suspended

 18 Apr, 19 

H1B premium processing OPEN for all Transfer, Amendment, extension applications at Vermont, California, Nebraska service centers. Open for 2019 Cap petitions.

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