American Immigration lawyers Association
The EO is effective at 11:59 pm (ET) on April 23, 2020. It will expire 60 days from its effective date and may be continued. The suspension and limitation on entry pursuant to section 1 applies to individuals who: Are outside the United States on the effective date of this proclamation; Do not have an immigrant visa that is valid on the effective date of this proclamation...
Aila Urges Rational Response on Covid-19 and Immigration Policy; Condemns Divisive Presidential Tweet to Suspend Immigration
On February 8, 2021, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the H-1B cap registration process for this year will open on March 9, 2021 and close on March 25, 2021. Selected registrants will be notified by March 31 and petitions may be filed for selected beneficiaries between April 1 and June 30. Approved petitions will have an H-1B employment start date of October 1, 2021.
New government documents reveal the increase in denials and Requests for Evidence for H-1B petitions are part of an effort by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to achieve desired results – fewer high-skilled foreign nationals working in America. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) made the documents public after settling a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit.