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Major Retrogression in the EB-2/India Immigrant Visa Category Expected in the Fall of 2014

The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin sets out per country priority dates that regulate when an individual may begin the final phase of the “green card” process, either through adjustment of status or consular...more

9/16/2014 - Department of State EB-2 Immigrants India Popular Visas

USCIS Receives Around 172,500 H-1B Petitions, Completes Selection Lottery

On April 7, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stated that it had received sufficient H-1B cap-subject petitions to reach the annual 65,000 “regular cap” limit for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS also...more

4/11/2014 - H-1B USCIS Visa Caps

FY 2015 H-1B Cap Reached, Selection Lottery To Be Conducted

On April 7, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received sufficient H-1B cap-subject petitions to reach the annual 65,000 “regular cap” limit for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS also...more

4/8/2014 - H-1B USCIS Visa Caps Visas

DOL Advises Employers On Handling Of PERM, H-2A, And H-2B Applications After Government Shutdown

On October 31, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced that employers with time-sensitive recruitment or prevailing wage determinations that did not timely submit PERM...more

11/5/2013 - DOL Filing Deadlines H-2B OFLC PERM Prevailing Wages Wages

FAQs on Immigration Processing During the Federal Government Shutdown

As of the evening of October 3, 2013, Congress had not yet reached an agreement to fund the federal government. As a result, some federal agencies that rely solely on government funding cannot provide services and have been...more

10/7/2013 - DOL Government Shutdown Immigrants USCIS Visas

Immigration Consequences Of A Possible Federal Government Shutdown

If the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate fail to pass a bill financing the federal government, it will likely result in a partial government shutdown on October 1, 2013. The effect of a shutdown will vary among...more

9/30/2013 - Customs and Border Protection Department of State DOL Government Shutdown USCIS

Automated Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record to be Introduced in April 2013

On March 27, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an Interim Final Rule in the Federal Register that will automate the Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, to purportedly streamline the admissions process...more

4/10/2013 - Customs and Border Protection I-94 Cards

“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” Initiative Effective as of August 15, 2012

The initiative to defer the deportation of eligible young persons without lawful immigration status was officially implemented on August 15, 2012, when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting...more

9/14/2012 - Deferred Action DHS Dream Act USCIS

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