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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a minimal registration fee for petitioners seeking to file H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions. DHS announced on Tuesday, September 3rd, a proposed rule change that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to pay a $10 registration fee for each electronic registration they submit to USCIS.

Under the new electronic registration requirement, sponsoring employers seeking to file H-1B cap applications have first electronically register with the USCIS during a designated registration period. Only those pre-registries will be eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject application.

For complete details, please review the USCIS News Alert, “DHS Proposes Minimal Registration Fee for Petitioners Seeking to File H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions” for more details.

The American Immigration Council (AIC) has released all fifty states and the District of Columbia, for a total of fifty-one updated state-by-state fact sheets highlighting immigration data and facts. These fact sheets highlight the demographic and economic impact of Immigrants in each state.

With national immigration policy being discussed, we thought that it would be a good time to provide some statistics on the Immigrant population in the United States as provided by this AIC research. Once a week we will be posting a blog with information on three states at a time. This week we will highlight; Idaho, Illinois and Indiana!

The AIC has compiled research which shows that Immigrants are an essential part of each of these states’ economy, labor force and tax base. As our economy continues to grow, Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. As United States economic continues to grow, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping the economic and political future of each of these states.

We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those questions and provide the Q&A on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

If you have a burning question, are seeking assistance with a difficult immigration related case, wish to discuss your views on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, DREAMers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, priority dates, the monthly visa bulletin, adjustment applications, etc., please contact us by submitting your question/comment/viewpoint in our comment box provided on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

Our next “Q & A Forum” will take place this Friday, September 20, 2019. Act now and submit your questions!

You can now check USCIS processing times online at the USCIS web site. All you need to enter is your form number, and the office processing your case. USCIS has made processing times easier to understand and provide a more realistic date range.

 

Check Case Processing Times

 

The processing time range is how long it is taking for USCIS to process your type of case from the date they received it. USCIS processes cases in the order they receive them, and they normally update this information monthly. The estimated time range displayed is based on data captured over the last two months.

The American Immigration Council (AIC) has released all fifty states and the District of Columbia, for a total of fifty-one updated state-by-state fact sheets highlighting immigration data and facts. These fact sheets highlight the demographic and economic impact of Immigrants in each state.

With national immigration policy being discussed, we thought that it would be a good time to provide some statistics on the Immigrant population in the United States as provided by this AIC research. Once a week we will be posting a blog with information on three states at a time. This week we will highlight; Florida, Georgia and Hawaii!

The AIC has compiled research which shows that Immigrants are an essential part of each of these states’ economy, labor force and tax base. As our economy continues to grow, Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. As United States economic continues to grow, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping the economic and political future of each of these states.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a Teleconference on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. (Eastern). This event is entitled “Asylum Division Meeting”. During the teleconference, USCIS officials will provide updates on the Asylum Division, followed by a question and answer session. You may attend this engagement either in person at USCIS, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC, or by teleconference (listen only).

Event Information:

DATE: Thursday, November 14, 2019

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Question #1 – Family Based Immigration

As a Lawful Permanent Resident, can I file an I-130 petition for my family members?

Several of USCIS offices in the Southeast are closed, will be closing or have changed their hours as Hurricane Dorian path moves up the East Coast of the United States. If you have an appointment with the USCIS and you think it might be affected, check the list daily!

For complete details, please review the USCIS Web Page, “USCIS Office Closings” for more details.

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