Tag Archives: H-1B

US Department of Homeland Security to Issue Immigration Rules to Benefit Highly Skilled Workers

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has announced a proposal that would extend employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B workers, as well as a proposal that would remove obstacles for certain groups of highly‑skilled workers to remain in the United States.  The new rule is the latest in a series of administrative actions President … Continue Reading

Sold out! US H-1B Visa Annual Quota is Exhausted in Short Order

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that the 2013 fiscal year quota of 65,000 H-1B visas (the “H-1B visa cap”) was exhausted on June 11, 2012.  To put this in context, last year’s quota lasted until November and the previous year’s until January.  This means that US employers who need certain specialty skilled … Continue Reading