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USCIS Completes FY 2020 H-1B Data Entry, Begins Mailing Unselected Petitions

USCIS announced today May 17, 2019, that the agency has completed data entry for all H-1B petitions selected for fiscal year 2020, including petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. USCIS will now begin the long process of returning … Continue reading

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Under DBA, Petitions for Review With Circuit Court Should Be Filed Where District Director is Located

The Ninth Circuit previously issued dictum in Pearce v. Dir., Off. of Workers’ Compen. Programs stating that a petition for review of a compensation order arising under the Defense Base Act (DBA) should be filed in the circuit where the Administrative … Continue reading

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USCIS Begins Accepting H-1B Petitions subject to the FY 2020 Cap

Today, USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2020 cap. Any FY 2020 cap-subject H-1B petitions filed before April 1st will be rejected. Beginning today, 65,000 H-1B visas will be available for the regular cap, and 20,000 … Continue reading

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Delaware appraisal petitions continue to fall, Cornerstone finds

By John M. Jascob, J.D., LL.M. Appraisal petitions filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery have fallen over 75 percent since their high in 2016, a new report by Cornerstone Research finds. The report, “Appraisal Litigation in Delaware: Trends in … Continue reading

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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Filed on or before Dec. 21, 2018

Today February 15, 2019, USCIS announced that the agency will resume premium processing services on Tuesday February 19, 2019, for all H-1B petitions filed on or before December 21, 2018. Premium processing service remains suspended for H-1B petitions filed on … Continue reading

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