USCIS H-1B Denial Rate Remains High, Requests for Evidence Rise

USCIS H-1B Denial Rate Remains High, Requests for Evidence Rise

 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released H-1B data, including records compelled by two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits, that continues to show the impact of Trump administration’s restrictive immigration policies. The approval rate for all H-1B specialty occupation visa petitions remained steady at nearly 85% in fiscal year 2019, which ended in…

USCIS Offers Online Filing for Some Student and Visitor Visas-photo-by-brooke-cagle

USCIS Offers Online Filing for Some Student and Visitor Visas

Individuals looking to extend their student visa or visitor visa for business or pleasure can now file online through the eProcessing system.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently launched its online eProcessing system with Form I-539 (Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status). Now, you can renew the following visas online:  B-1 temporary visitor for business…

Presidential Candidates Immigration Plans Photo by david-everett-strickler

Which Presidential Candidates Have an Immigration Plan?

President Donald Trump has made restricting legal immigration and imposing harsher penalties on immigrants hallmarks of his administration. Do any of the 24 presidential candidates—23 Democrats and one Republican—looking to challenge Trump next year have an immigration plan? A handful of Democratic hopefuls have release detailed immigration reform platforms. Other candidates have announced more general…