US Immigration News

H-1B lottery open from March 1 to March 18 2022

Tuesday March 1, 2022 will be Opening Day for this year's H-1B lottery for H-1B "Cap cases." Beginning March 1, employers can start to register current or future employees who need H-1B visas to work in the United States. The lottery will remain open until Noon Eastern Time on Friday March 18, 2021. If you need help registering your employee for the H-1B lottery, send us an email now or call us at (216) 593-0180. The purpose of the lottery is to decide who can apply for the 85,000 new H-1B visas that become available each year. These visas are needed by...

US will re-open land borders to vaccinated travelers beginning November 8 2021

On October 29, 2021 the Department of Homeland Security announced that non-citizen travelers who are fully vaccinated for COVID may enter the U.S. at lands ports of entry, including Canada and Mexico, beginning November 8, 2021. This includes travelers who are entering for non-essential purposes such as social visits to friends and relatives. The new rules also applies to persons traveling by ferry. This announcement removes the restrictions on non-essential travel which have been in place since March 20, 2021. The vaccination requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, persons traveling with immigrant visas, or persons under the age...

U.S. rescinds travel bans for vaccinated air travelers beginning November 8 2021

On October 25, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation removing the geographic travel bans impacting air travelers from China, Iran, the Schengen area, the UK, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa and India, effective 12:01 Eastern time on Monday, November 8, 2021. As of this date nonimmigrant travelers in all categories, including B-1/2 visitors, will be able to travel to the United States by air. All travelers must show proof of vaccination completed at least two weeks prior to entering the United States. All vaccines approved by the CDC and the World Health Organization will be accepted. This includes Johnson & Johnson,...