Tahmina’s top 6 points about the new H1b policy memo regarding third party sites

On February 23rd, 2018, USCIS released a new memo titled “Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites”.  In this memo, USCIS creates new and onerous policy guidance about H1b adjudications.  Here are some of my thoughts about the memo: While the memo targets employers who place H1b workers at ‘third party worksites’[…]

April 2018 Visa Bulletin with Commentary

The April 2018 Visa Bulletin was recently released. Most notably, EB-1 China and India will retrogress on April 1st. EB-2 and EB-3 China and EB-3 India also saw significant forward movement. April 2018 For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 40 days to 1 May 2016, F2B preference advances[…]

More Problems On The Horizon For H1b Visas

As the H1b lottery season approaches, the USCIS issued a new policy memo last night.  Below is the email from USCIS.  I will write about the details of the memo shortly but in essence, it is going to rise to more RFEs and denials.  Stay tuned. From USCIS: WASHINGTON—The H-1B visa program generally allows a[…]

WIL Proudly Volunteered at Seattle’s Mega Legal Clinic!

On February 3rd 2018, the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs held its second annual mega legal clinic on citizenship. Readers may recall our participation during the first mega-clinic last year on inauguration day.  Watson Immigration Law attorneys Tahmina and Trisha proudly served the community helping people with their citizenship applications.  The[…]

March 2018 Visa Bulletin

The March 2018 visa bulletin was recently released. Most notably, EB-5 Regional Center visas are again available through March 23, 2018 following a continuing resolution. There was also good movement forward in the F-2B category as well as the EB-2 and EB-3 China categories. March 2018 For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A[…]