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

i-539 Biometric Fees

USCIS adds Biometric Fees for H4 Dependent Visa

 17 Apr, 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 completions after RFE

H1B Denial & RFE Rates Increase for IT Consulting Company

 16 Apr, 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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H4 EAD revoke estimated timeline

H4 EAD Revoke Time Line April 2019 – Estimated Predictions

 15 Apr, 19 

H4 EAD Revoke Estimated Time 2019 baed on OMB review, Public comments period of 30 days. Fast removal by June 2019 with slow till feb 2020. Lawsuit may stop.

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EB2 India pending green card applications

Indian EB2 Green Card priority date movement prediction – 2019

 4 Apr, 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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Will H1b pay for border wall if get green card faster?

Trump Path to Citizenship for H1B Visa – Summer 2019

 3 Apr, 19 

Trump has tweeted that his government is coming with a concrete plan to design path to citizenship (not even a green card) for H1B visa holders.

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H1B Premium Processing Open - Resumes after a long time

H1B Premium Processing April 2019 Lottery – FY 2020 New Applications

 2 Apr, 19 

H1B Premium Processing April 2019 open for cap-subject H1B Change of Status application only. Consular processing can upgrade to premium in June 2019.

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