Like tax and monsoon seasons, the undeniable pressures in the months leading up to the H-1B visa season are beginning to mount. Monday, April 2, 2018 is the earliest that the USCIS will accept new H-1B visa petitions for fiscal year 2019, which starts on October 1, 2018. Employers and foreign national employees should contact our office now to begin work on cap–subject H-1B visa petitions. H-1B approvals were significantly lower in fiscal year (FY) 2018 according to USCIS data. Recent H-1B adjudication trends since the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order and the 2017 USCIS Computer Programmer Policy Memorandum are increasing the levels of scrutiny on all H-1B visa petitions. These revisions are making the H-1B process increasingly complex.
Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 2018 Annual Conference
On March 10, 2018, Michael Jolic will present on the topic of healthcare immigration law at the 2018 APCCM Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Michael will co-panel a presentation titled “Strategies for Appointing International Medical Graduates: What Every Program Director Should Know.”