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H-1B Visas for FY 2020: USCIS Announces Filing Date, Updates, & Changes

Along with the filing date for cap-subject fiscal year 2020 H-1B specialty occupation visas, USCIS has announced a number of other important changes and updates to the program.

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DHS’s Proposed Changes to the H-1B Visa Lottery Process

DHS has proposed rule changes that will significantly impact the H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa program, namely the process petitioners will apply under and the order by which applications will be selected.

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DHS Proposes the Removal of the International Entrepreneur Rule

After much foreshadowing, the Department of Homeland Security finally announces its proposed removal of the International Entrepreneur Rule.

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Change in the Accrual of Unlawful Presence for F, M and J Nonimmigrants

USCIS has issued a new memorandum modifying its policy in determining the accrual of unlawful presence for F nonimmigrant students, J nonimmigrant exchange visitors and M nonimmigrant vocational students.

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Public Charge Rulemaking Draft Expands Grounds for Inadmissibility

Before, only non-cash oriented government programs would be weighed in determining one's likely status as a public charge. A new rule may change that.

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Implications of the New Department of State 90-Day Rule

The Department of State has updated its Foreign Affairs Manual to provide a new guidance specifying when nonimmigrants may be accused of misrepresentation of intent, with severe consequences. Replacing the now scrapped 30/60 day rule, the new 90-day rule is mainly one of expansion.

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Judge Overturns DHS Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule

Much to the joy of the business and technological community at large, the courts have now intervened in the Department of Homeland Security's delay of the International Entrepreneur Rule, a new procedure that will allow numerous foreign entrepreneurs to introduce innovation and economic opportunity to the U.S.

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