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H-1B Registration opens March 1st at noon (Eastern)!

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has started accepting H-1B cap registration for fiscal year (FY) 2021 on March 1st at noon (Eastern). They will continue accepting registration for this cap season until March 20th at noon (Eastern). USCIS will assign a unique confirmation number for each FY 2021 H-1B registration submitted during this period to be used for tracking this registration only.

For more detailed information about this subject please review the USCIS News Alert, “Initial H-1B Registration Period Opens at Noon Eastern on March 1“.

USCIS has announced that as of yesterday, March 18, 2020, they have suspended routine in-person services. This step is being taken to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)! USCIS will continue to operate but without public personal contact. USCIS will provide very limited emergency services that require personal contact; you must contact the USCIS Contact Center for more information.

Please visit this page for more information: USCIS Temporarily Closing Offices to the Public March 18-April 1

Source of Information:

USCIS Notice:

If you become ill for any reason, regardless of whether you were exposed to COVID-19, you should not come to appointments at any USCIS office. Please follow the instructions on your appointment notice to reschedule your appointment or interview, if you:

  • Have traveled internationally to any country outside the U.S. within 14 days of your appointment;

The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin.

Click the link to view the April 2020 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).

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; Alabama, Alaska and Arizona!

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.

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Question #1 – B-1 Temporary Business Visa

How long can someone stay in US on a Business Visa (B1/B2)?

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; West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming!

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 national teleconference on Friday, March 13, 2020 between 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (Eastern). This event will include a discussion of USCIS’ modernizing efforts on the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the EB-5 program. They will include time for the participants to ask questions during the discussion.

To participate in this teleconference:

Call-in Toll-Free number: (888) 946-7792

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, March 13, 2020. Act now and submit your questions!