The U.S. Department of State has updated its Visa Reciprocity tables again, including updated information for Costa Rica (Updated Police Certificates), Israel (Updated General Information, Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Adoption, National ID, Police, Court, Military, Travel Documents, Post Contact, and Visa Services), Panama (Updated Police Certificates), Guatemala (Updated Police Certificates), Colombia (Updated Police Certificates), and Bulgaria (Updated Court Records).
Please see https://www.aila.org/File/Related/18010535bc.pdf
July 13, 2018
The USCIS has issued new rules governing H-1B visas effective as of September 11, 2018. The new policy allows for adjudicators to outright deny H-1B applications without initial requests for evidence. Denials will be based on failure to provide all the necessary information. This may pose a significant threat to those who have pending extensions and their H-1B visa expires, which may lead to removal proceedings.
For additional information please see https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-updates-policy-guidance-certain-requests-evidence-and-notices-intent-deny