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FY2020 H-1B Cap Update

USCIS has announced that – between April 1 and April 5 – it received 201,011 FY2020 H-1B petitions, exhausting the FY2020 H-1B “regular cap” quota, as well as the 20,000 H-1Bs available under the advanced degree exemption. USCIS indicated that it administered a computer-generated random selection process – the H-1B lottery – to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the “regular cap” on April 5, and the advanced degree exemption on April 10. USCIS will reject and return all petitions not selected in the lottery.

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Anthony Tony Derosby Immigration Attorney
Partner

Tony Derosby leads Pierce Atwood’s Immigration Practice Group. He has advised and supported business immigration clients on immigration and global mobility issues for more than 25 years.

Tony helps clients achieve business objectives in the recruitment, hiring, transfer, and retention of international personnel. He serves as immigration counsel for clients in a variety of industries, including health care, technology, education, finance, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, recreation, hospitality, forest products, and energy. His clients include publicly-traded and privately-...

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Kellie MacDonald Immigration Attorney
Associate

Kellie E. MacDonald is an associate in Pierce Atwood’s Immigration Practice Group.

Kellie has significant experience representing immigrants and immigrant family members living abroad and in the United States in a wide range of matters before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, including family petitions and applications for adjustment of status, naturalization, asylum, and U visas.

Kellie also has represented detained and non-detained immigrants in removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, with a focus on asylum, criminal-immigration issues, and custody determinations. She has conducted all aspects of case litigation, including trials, bond hearings, competency hearings, and evidentiary submissions.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Kellie was an immigration staff attorney for Catholic Charities’ Refugee and Immigration Services in Massachusetts. She previously worked as part of the Immigrant Rights Program at the American Friends Service Committee in New Jersey, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau in Massachusetts, the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition in Washington, D.C., and the Immigration Impact Unit at the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts.

Kellie graduated from Harvard Law School in 2015 with recognition for performing over 2,000 hours of pro bono legal work. She was also one of 25 new lawyers selected for participation in the Immigrant Justice Corps, a two-year immigration law fellowship dedicated to providing high-quality legal assistance for immigrants facing deportation in the New York City area.

EDUCATION

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (2015)

  • Tufts University, B.A., summa cum laude (2008)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Massachusetts

  • New York

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • Spanish

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Katie Nokes Minervino Employment Immigration Attorney
Partner

Katie Minervino has been practicing exclusively employment-based immigration law for the past ten years, helping employers and employees create and execute immigration strategies to meet their short- and long-term immigration needs.

Katie has a national business immigration practice that includes obtaining immigration benefits for workers in a variety of industries and in a wide range of immigration work authorized categories, and she works closely with clients to ensure their immigration needs are met in a timely and efficient manner by corporate immigration attorneys who are...

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