• Major Updates to the H-1B Cap Registration and Selection Process

    The initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 6, 2024, and run through noon Eastern on March 22, 2024. USCIS has announced several significant changes to the H-1B program aimed at strengthening the integrity of and reducing the potential for fraud in the H-1B registration process. Steps have been implemented to reduce the potential for “gaming” the registration system and ensuring each beneficiary has the same chance of being selected, regardless of the number of registrations submitted on their behalf. USCIS is also making updates to the H-1B registration accounts, increasing fees associated with the registration and filing of H-1B petitions and launched online filing options for H-1B petitioners.

  • Vol. 17

    As we start 2024, we take this time to reflect on all we have accomplished together in 2023. We were excited to have welcomed a number of new team members across our practice areas, received national recognition by reputable industry outlets such as Financial Times, Chambers, and Best Lawyers in America, and also shared many milestones and celebrations with our partners.

  • 12.2023

    The registration period for H-1B cap-subject petitions is approaching! As a reminder, the annual H-1B cap is set at 65,000, with an additional 20,000 numbers available for individuals who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited U.S. educational institution. Once these caps have been reached, employers will be unable to file new cap-subject H-1B petitions until the registration period opens again in 2025.

  • 06.2023

    Previously the Department of State announced the NIV Consular processing fees would increase. This Client Alert is to notify MVA Immigration Clients that the effective date of the final rule (88FR 18243) which raises some NIV Consular processing fees and the fee for a Border Crossing Card for Mexican citizens age 15 and over is delayed from 05/30/2023 until 06/17/2023.

  • 06.2023

    This Client Alert is to Notify MVA Clients who are Employers that Certain Pandemic Era Policies are Ending. During the pandemic, DHS implemented an inspection deferral policy. Under this policy, employers with employees working remotely could remain compliant by following these steps: 

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