2020 H-1B SEASON ANNOUNCED
March 15, 2019
The USCIS has announced the starting dates for H-1B applications for fiscal year 2020. Applications will be accepted starting on April 1, 2019 and will be subject to any 2020 caps on the total number of visas approved. The USCIS also announced a number of changes, including changes to the visa selection process, changes to the processing of premium visa requests, and even a new H-1B employer data hub for the 2020 visa season.
Immigration services in the US are still actively trying to adapt to changes mandated by the Trump Administration, which is pushing for companies to hire American and limit the number of foreign workers who enter the US. Many of the changes during the last visa cycle lead to a large number of applications rejected for administrative reasons and caused concerns about discrimination and improper filing. Immigration laws can and do change every year, as do the processes involved. It is important to work with qualified legal help when attempting to gain approval to live and work in the United States.