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USCIS Redesigns Green Card and Employment Authorization Document

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New Features Provide State-of-the-Art Security

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today new designs to improve security of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). USCIS will begin issuing the redesigned cards on Jan. 30, 2023.

FY 2024 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2024 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through noon Eastern on March 17, 2023. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to complete and submit their registrations using the online H-1B registration system.

USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through March 23, 2023. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests or notices before taking any action, if the request or notice was issued between March 1, 2020, and March 23, 2023, inclusive:

H-1B Quota 2024

We recommend that the H-1B lottery registration process should be planned and initiated now to ensure that these registrations are ready to submit between March 1, 2023 and March 18, 2023. This year lottery will be conducted in the same manner as last year. Accordingly, we are preparing to file registrations.

The Practical Lawyer Editorial Board Member Rajiv S. Khanna's Conversation With Samuel D. Hodge, Jr.

This article is part of the continuing series of interviews between The Practical Lawyer Editorial Board Member Rajiv S. Khanna and leading practitioners across the country, designed to provide personal and professional insights into various areas of the law.

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