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Immigration Alert: USCIS Announces That the Congressionally Mandated H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2017 Has Been Reached

Immigration AlertOur colleagues in Epstein Becker Green’s Immigration Law Group recently published a special client alert: “USCIS Announces That the Congressionally Mandated H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2017 Has Been Reached.

Following is an excerpt:

On April 7, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it had reached the Congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year 2017 (“FY17”). This announcement applies to both the general cap of 65,000 and the additional cap of 20,000 for those with advanced degrees from U.S. universities.

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Immigration Alert: DHS Releases New F-1 STEM OPT Regulations

Immigration Law GroupOur colleagues in Epstein Becker Green’s Immigration Law Group recently published a special client alert: “DHS Releases New F-1 STEM OPT Regulations.”

 

Following is an excerpt:

On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued its long-awaited final rule (the “2016 Rule”) allowing F-1 graduates to extend their Optional Practical Training (“OPT”) period if they have a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (“STEM”) from an accredited U.S. university and their prospective employer is registered in and using the federal government’s E-Verify program to assess the identity and employment authorization of new hires. …

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