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Legal Update

What Every Employer Needs to Know About the FY 2019 H-1B Cap

5 April 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The current administration has made US immigration policy a central focus of its “America First” stance, imposing de novo review of all visa petitions; refusing H-1Bs for an increasing volume of early-career IT workers; suspending expedited, premium processing options for H-1B filings; imposing record volumes of Requests for Evidence and audits on employers sponsoring H-1B and L-1 workers; and rolling out an aggressive fraud review process for IT staffing suppliers. This Legal Update advises on how to proceed during this disruptive time, when employers must be more prepared than ever.

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