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Trump plans to end citizenship to US born kids

Trump’s H1B Merit Plan for Green Card, Cut Family Immigration

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta       9 Jun, 19
 

Trump government will share merit based immigration plan to design path to citizenship (not even a green card) for H1B visa holders on May 16, 2019. Diversity lottery removal.

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USCIS H1B Approval rate for employers

H1B Denial, RFE Rates High for IT Consulting Than Direct Client

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta       6 Jun, 19
 

H1B denial increase. Capgemini has lowest H1B extension approval rate. RFE for speciality occupation increase. Product based companies for h1B transfer.

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USCIS will reject H1B applications without employer address

USCIS will Reject H1B Without Employer Primary US Office Address

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta       4 Jun, 19
 

USCIS will reject H1B applications without employer's primary US address. Third party client work location address is wrong in Part 1, Form I-129. Be careful.

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i-539 Biometric Fees

USCIS adds Biometric Fees for H4 Dependent Visa

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta       3 Jun, 19
 

USCIS biometric service fee of $85 for form i-539. Biometric appointment mandatory. Parent can sign form i-539A for kid under 14 yrs. H4 processing time increase.

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H1B lottery changes

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

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta       3 Jun, 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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H1B premium processing suspended by USCIS

H1B Premium Processing Suspended

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta       14 May, 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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