In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration continues to install stringent measures that will impact employers hiring foreign national temporary workers.
Due to a dramatic decrease in revenue during the coronavirus pandemic, roughly 13,400 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees will receive notice of administrative furlough on or before July 2. USCIS has announced that it expects the first furloughs to begin when its current funding is exhausted around August 3. As explained below, employers should anticipate further delays with applications and in processing petitions due to this situation, which has been brewing for several years.
H-1B visas for this fiscal year will soon be exhausted. Act now to lock in one of the remaining visas.