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H2B Cap Count Update
April 02, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of March 28, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 13,741 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2014.
FY 2015 H-1B Filings: USCIS Anticipates H-1B Cap to Reach by April 7
March 27, 2014
USCIS will begin accepting H1B petitions subject to FY 2015 cap on 04/01/14. USCIS anticipates that the H-1B cap will be met in the first 5 business days of the filing season, and it will receive more petitions than the H-1B cap between April 1, 2014 and April 7, 2014. USCIS will use a random selection process (H-1B Lottery) if it receives more petitions than it can accept. USCIS will also begin premium processing for H-1B cap cases no later than April 28, 2014.
TPS Extended for Haitians
March 04, 2014
USCIS has announced that the Secretary of Homeland Security will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Haiti for an additional 18 months, effective July 23, 2014 through January 22, 2016. Current Haitian beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during a 60-day period that runs from March 3, 2014, through May 2, 2014. The extension also allows TPS re-registrants to apply for a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
H2B Cap Count Update
February 11, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of February 7, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 26,026 beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2014.
H2B Cap Count Update
February 04, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of January 31, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 22,692 beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2014.
H2B Cap Count Update
January 29, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of January 24, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 19,253 beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2014.
USCIS Centralizes Civil Surgeon Application Process
January 29, 2014
USCIS has announced that starting on March 11, 2014, it will implement a new process to receive and adjudicate applications for civil surgeon designation centrally at the National Benefits Center. Once the new process goes into effect, physicians seeking civil surgeon designation will need to complete Form I-910, Application for Civil Surgeon Designation, and pay a $615 application fee.
H2B Cap Count Update
January 23, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of January 17, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 17,590 beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2014.
USCIS Announces 63 Countries Whose Nationals are Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Participation
January 20, 2014
USCIS has announced the list of 63 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa programs for the coming year. Each country’s designation is valid for one year from January 18, 2014. The notification, however, does not affect the status of beneficiaries who are currently in the United States in H-2A or H-2B status unless they apply to change or extend their status.
H2B Cap Count Update
January 16, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of January 10, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 14,572 beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2014.

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