H-1B and H-2B Immigration Updates

H-1B Petitions

USCIS announced this week that it will begin to accept resubmitted 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions that had been previously rejected or closed simply because the requested start date of employment was later than October 1, 2020. Petitions are due October, 1, 2021. Please bookmark this page for more H-1B immigration updates.

H-2B Employer Data Hub

This week’s announcement continues the Biden administration’s push towards transparency in employment and business immigration. The public will now be able to freely obtain information regarding employers petitioning for H-2B workers. U.S. employers may bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs with an H-2B visa. The employer must file Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, in order to bring a foreign worker to the United States.

Our immigration practice represents employers that are interested in hiring foreign national employees. We will work with you to file for labor certification approvals and the corresponding petitions. Contact us to obtain more information.

Secretary Mayorkas in Madrid

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled to Spain this week and met with his Spanish counterparts in the majestic and capital city of Madrid. 

“I am very proud of the close partnership the United States and Spain share, and I look forward to our continued work together,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “We will work with our Spanish partners to address the shared challenges our nations face, including domestic terrorism and ransomware attacks.”

Secretary Mayorkas worked toward finding new opportunities to strengthen the partnership between the United States and Spain. Items on the agenda included efforts to manage migration, tackling domestic violent extremism, increasing critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, ransomware and 5G security.

For more information about H-1B immigration updates and how we can help you or your business, contact our offices.