The USCIS has announced it has begun investigations into what it terms “extensive fraud” during the FY2023 and FY2024 H-1B Registration processes (in March 2022, and March 2023, respectively).

U.S. employers wishing to sponsor a foreign national for H-1B status are required to submit a registration request on behalf of that person. If the request is selected, the employer can then submit an actual H-1B application for adjudication.Continue Reading USCIS Investigating Extensive Fraud in FY2024 H-1B Registration Process

In a move that will certainly elicit strong reactions from U.S. employers of foreign nationals, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) is seeking up to 204% increases in filing fees for employment- and investment-based immigration applications to pay for processing asylum and refugee petitions.

These fee hikes will add to the already significant costs of petitioning to employ foreign nationals in the United States.Continue Reading Proposed Immigration Filing Fee Increases to Fund Asylum Claim Processing