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Diversity Visa Lottery for 2022

Posted: 10/16/20 Every year the Department of State (“DOS”) holds a Diversity Visa Lottery, allowing about 50,000 citizens of countries that have low immigration rates to the U.S. to apply directly for an immigrant visa (green card).  The Diversity Visa Lottery is free to enter.  This year, the lottery application...
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Department of Labor Issues New Regulations Affecting H-1B Workers

Posted 10/09/20 On October 7, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued new regulations that went into effect October 8, 2020.  The effect of the new regulations is to substantially increase the DOL-determined prevailing wage for all occupations across the U.S.  This will, in turn, greatly increase wages that employers...
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The Diversity Visa Lottery

Posted: 10/25/19  |  Revised: 10/25/19 Every year the Department of State (“DOS”) holds a Diversity Visa Lottery, allowing about 50,000 citizens of countries that have low immigration rates to the U.S. to apply directly for an immigrant visa (green card). The lottery application period is open through noon Eastern time...
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Premium Processing for (Some) H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Begins May 20, 2019

Posted: 04/01/19  |  Revised: 04/01/19 Premium processing is USCIS’s $1,410, 15-calendar day expedited processing service for certain petitions.  USCIS is offering premium processing for this year’s H-1B cap-subject (“lottery”) petitions in a two-phased approach:  Phase One cases will include only those H-1B cap-subject (lottery) petitions that included the premium processing...
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