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H-1B FY 2022 Lottery is History, Selections have been made and Filings can begin as of April 1, 2021 — Visa Lawyer Blog — April 1, 2021

We are extremely excited to report that USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the H-1B initial registration period to reach the mandated numerical cap for fiscal year 2022, including for the advanced degree exemption (also known as the master’s cap), and has now selected all registrations eligible to participate in the H-1B visa program. […]

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Hampered by the Pandemic: Unaccompanied Child Arrivals Increase as Earlier Preparedness Shortfalls Limit the Response

In February and March, the number of unaccompanied child migrants referred to the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) exceeded the agency’s shelter capacity, leading to serious backups and overcrowding at U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities. While much of the media attention has highlighted increased arrivals of children at the U.S.-Mexico border, far less […]

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H-1B FY 2022 Cap Selection Process Begins, USCIS Extends Flexibility for RFE/NOID Responses, and DOS Update about the Public Charge Rule — Visa Lawyer Blog — March 26, 2021

Happy Friday! In this blog post, we bring you the latest immigration updates including exciting information about the H-1B cap season for FY 2022 now in full swing, USCIS Flexibility to RFEs/NOIDs and other agency requests, and the Department of State’s update regarding the 2018 Public Charge rule. H-1B Cap FY 2022 News The H-1B […]

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What to Expect? — Visa Lawyer Blog — March 22, 2021

The Department of State has released the visa bulletin for April 2021 outlining the availability of immigrant visa numbers for the upcoming month. NOTE: Adjustment of Status Filing Charts April 2021 USCIS has not yet advised the appropriate cut off date chart for acceptance of adjustment of status applications filed with USCIS in the month of April. Please […]

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House Passes Immigration Bill Creating Earned Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers and Farmworkers — Visa Lawyer Blog — March 19, 2021

The news we have all been waiting for is finally here. The Democratic controlled House of Representatives has taken a colossal step toward making comprehensive immigration reform a reality. On Thursday evening, members of the House voted along party lines to approve two legislative proposals that would create a pathway to citizenship for an estimated […]

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The Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick is Proud to Recognize Attorney Marie Puertollano’s Distinction as a Board Certified Immigration Specialist

The Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick is proud to honor our managing attorney Marie Puertollano’s most recent accomplishment in the field of immigration law, becoming a board-certified immigration specialist with the State Bar of California. Originally from France, Marie Puertollano joined our law office in 2012 and quickly became a rising star handling complex […]

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