Entries by David Hirson

U.S. Immigration News – Week Ending January 31, 2020

This week has seen many changes made to U.S. immigration rules and processes. David Hirson & Partners, LLP (DHP) is committed to keeping all of our clients and partners informed of important U.S. immigration issues. If you have any questions about these changes, the expert attorneys and staff at DHP are ready to help you […]

Over 20% of H-1B Visas Denied in 2019

In the fiscal year (FY) 2019, 116,031 new or initial H-1B petitions were submitted to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Of those petitions, 27,707 were denied – meaning just under one-quarter of all H-1B applications were denied in 2019.  When compared to levels in 2015, the rates of denials have risen exponentially. […]

David Hirson & Partners, LLP – Providing U.S. Immigration Education Around the World

Istanbul, Turkey & Tel Aviv, Israel David Hirson & Partners, LLP (DHP) and Visa Franchise co-hosted two immigration seminars in Istanbul, Turkey and Tel Aviv, Israel this month. Attendees were able to learn and ask questions about U.S. immigration options including, E-2 visa, EB-1C visa, and L-1 visa options. Attorney David Hirson, Managing Partner at DHP, […]

February 2020 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has just released the February 2020 visa bulletin, and there have been a few updates to note since last month’s bulletin: Family-Based Table A: Final Action Dates for Family-Sponsored Cases Family- Sponsored  All Chargeability  Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland  born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES  F1 22AUG13 22AUG13 22AUG13 22AUG97 01APR09 F2A […]

USCIS Ends E-1 and E-2 Visas for Iranians

The U.S. offers E visas (E-1 or E-2 visas) to qualifying individuals from countries that have treaties of commerce and navigation with the United States. Many countries maintain such treaties with the U.S. for many years. An E visa typically allows individuals from treaty countries to travel to the U.S. for investment and international trade […]

USCIS Updates and News – January 16, 2020

USCIS Policy Manual Update USCIS has recently issued new policy guidance regarding eligibility requirements, filing, and adjudication of requests to replace Permanent Resident Cards (PRC) using Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. Highlights of this new policy include: Eligibility requirements for replacing a PRC are reaffirmed in this new policy guidance. Clarifies that […]

Preparing for the Upcoming FY2021 H-1B Cap Season

As of April 1, 2020, the yearly slots available for the H-1B employment visa for specialty occupations will become available. These visas are exclusively for “specialty occupations,” and the available allotment is expected to be much lower than demand, as has been the trend for many years. Because of the high demand for H-1B visas, […]