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On April 6, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it reached the congressionally mandated H1B cap of 65,000 H1B visas for fiscal year 2019.
On March 31, 2018, the Russian government ordered the closure of the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg. Accordingly, the U.S. Government will no longer be able to conduct visa services from the former U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg.
On March 9, 2018, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Visa Bulletin for April 2018. The April 2018 Visa Bulletin contains filing dates and final action dates for the family-sponsored and employment-based preference categories in April 2018.
On February 1, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminded employers enrolled in E-Verify that they may apply to post the trademarked E-Verify logo on their website and printed materials.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a reminder that it will begin accepting petitions under the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW1) program subject to the fiscal year 2019 CW1 cap on April 2, 2018.
On March 19, 2019, the United States Senate confirmed Kevin McAleenan as the new Commissioner of the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by a vote of 77-19.
On September 5, 2017, then-acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke published a memorandum providing for the draw-down of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
On January 9, 2018, Judge William Alsup of the United States District Court for the District of Northern California preliminarily enjoined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on multiple grounds.
In this article, we will examine the relevant charts from the DOS and USCIS for beneficiaries of approved immigrant visa petitions in March 2018. We will also go through news and notes included with the March 2018 visa bulletin.