The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) provides an updated ‘processing times’ in table form, with information on FY2024 first quarterly completions; October 2023 to December 2023. These figures indicate the time that it takes from the date the case is received at AAO coming from the Service Center or District Office to completion.

AAO Processing Times were released with processing dates as of 1/19/24. If you filed an appeal, please review the link below to determine the applicable processing time associated with your particular case.

Note: Starting with the January 2017 Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times Report, the AAO has changed how it presents processing time data. The AAO will now provide, by form type, the total number of case completions for the fiscal year quarter and the percentage completed within 180 days, cases completed divided by their projected case goal.

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a national webinar, “FY 2025 H-1B Electronic Registration Process” on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, between 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm (Eastern).

The USCIS announcement states that during this webinar, USCIS representatives will:

  • Share updates on changes to the FY 2025 H-1B electronic registration process; 

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Presidents’ Day was established by the U.S. government in 1885 to honor the birthday date of our first President, George Washington. The official name for the holiday is still “Washington’s Birthday”. Washington’s Birthday is really February 22nd, but this federal holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of February, it extents the holiday weekend! This holiday is thought to celebrate all U.S. Presidents!

Presidents’ Day in the United States

George Washington’s Birthday

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1.When will the Registration period open for the H-1B CAP for FY2025? March 6, 2024 at noon (est.) and it will close on March 22, 2024 at noon (est.).

2. Who may submit an H-1B CAP registration? A U.S. employer (Petitioner) and their Representatives (Attorney). 

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has completed an unprecedented 10 million immigration cases in Fiscal Year 2023! USCIS has finally reduced its backlog of cases for the first time in a Decade or more. USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou stated, “We’ve completed a record number of cases, responded to emerging crises around the globe with essential humanitarian relief, and applied innovative solutions to improve customer experience and reduce backlogs.”! For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “Completing an Unprecedented 10 Million Immigration Cases in Fiscal Year 2023, USCIS Reduced Its Backlog for the First Time in Over a Decade“. 

Source of Information: 

USCIS (USCIS.gov), 2/9/24, News Release: 

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The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin.

Click the link to view the March 2024 Visa Bulletin

The monthly Visa Bulletin has changed. The bulletin now summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during the reported month for: “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center using Consular Processing (outside of the US) or file on their own with USCIS Form I-485 (within the US).

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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, February 16, 2024. Act now and submit your questions!

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UPDATE: Explore American Immigration Council’ interactive map to get more comprehensive information on U.S. immigration data and its impact! 

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; New Jersey, New Mexico and New York!

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