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Monday, December 16, 2019

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service has approved the new H-2B prevailing wage rates for common construction occupations.

The new rates, which takes effect in December 2021, will only affect new applications filed with the Guam Department of Labor on or after Dec....

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

                

                                                  

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Citizenship and...

Thursday, November 21, 2019

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached the congressionally mandated cap on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the first half of fiscal year 2020.

However, USCIS continues to accept H-2B petitions that are exempt from the cap such as work...

Friday, November 8, 2019

Washington—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a final rule that will require a $10 non-refundable fee for each H-1B registration submitted by petitioning employers, once it implements the electronic registration system. The registration fee is pa...

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Washington — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revised Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, by removing the means-tested benefit criteria that was previously used as a factor in determining whether an applicant was exempt from paying for filing fees or biome...

It may take a while for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration to establish guidelines and procedures for obtaining CNMI-only resident status under the newly signed enacted Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act, according to CNMI Rep. Gregorio “Ki...

Thursday, January 31, 2019

 As part of the Trump administration's immigration reforms, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has amended the H-1B visa program, giving priority to foreign workers who have received higher education from American institutions.

“The change to the petitio...

Monday, January 21, 2019

Asian country dropped from list of countries eligible for work visa applications, citing visa abuse

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has dropped the Philippines from the list of countries eligible under the H2 visa programs  this year, citing the country’s high...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the 66,000 congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first half of fiscal year 2019, but the federal agency will continue accepting petitions from Guam and the CNMI.

Cap exemptions apply to petitions for...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has approved 5M Construction’s H-2B petitions for 38 foreign workers who will pick up the construction work for Ken Corp.’s stalled luxury hotel project in Tumon.

The 340-room Tsubaki Tower, which is estimated to cost $180 m...

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