August 5, 2021

Immigration Attys Rush To File Visa Apps As Changes Loom

Law360 (September 25, 2020, 2:28 PM EDT) — The application process for H-1B specialty occupation visas is expected to become more fraught with uncertainty as looming policy changes could transform and restrict eligibility — even as applicants brace for a fee hike that kicks in next month.

Immigration attorneys across the U.S. told Law360 that their workloads have spiked recently as they hurry to submit green card and visa applications for clients before those fees increase Oct. 2. And while continuing to navigate the challenges of remote work during the pandemic, they must also prepare clients for upcoming rules revising the criteria for H-1B visas and the minimum salary…

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