USCIS Eliminates 75-day Service Request for EAD Applications

Until recently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) allowed applicants for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to contact USCIS after 75 days to initiate a service request if they had not received their EAD. Following updates to the USCIS processing times and case inquiry procedures this year, this option no longer exists. Now applicants must review […]

Man showing business graph on wood table

H-1B Filings Down Again in 2018

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services reported this week that it received 190,098 petitions for the next fiscal year’s H-1B quota of 85,000. USCIS completed the random selection process, i.e. lottery, and soon will be sending out notices for the petitions it now will adjudicate. This year’s filing period was April 2-6 for the federal […]

U.S. map

H-1B Petitions for Roving Workers to Become More Difficult

  Despite the need U.S. employers have for qualified workers, the Trump administration continues to increase its scrutiny of H-1B petitions through a new Policy Memorandum concerning H-1B workers assigned to third-party locations. Last year the focus was on prevailing wages, when adjudicators denied H-1B petitions for entry level jobs. The flawed argument was that […]