Immigration Alert: May 2012


In this issue:

- H-1B Nonimmigrant Applications Approach Cap Limits for Fiscal Year 2013

- ICE Expands Worksite Enforcement Efforts

- SEC Investigates Chipotle's Hiring Practices

- NLRB Provides Guidance on Immigration Issues in Compliance Cases

- NLRB Settlement Makes E-Verify a Mandatory Subject of Bargaining

- Export Control Compliance Presents Discrimination Dilemmas

- Third Circuit Rejects Contract Claim by H-1B Physician

- DOJ Settles Discrimination Claims Against Health Care Staffing Company

- DOJ Sues NJ Technology Company for Whistleblower Retaliation

- DOL Assesses Fines and Back Pay Award Against XCEL Solutions for H-1B Violations

- District Court Enjoins New H-2B Regulations

- State Immigration-Related Legislation Slows in 2012

- DOS Issues June 2012 Visa Bulletin

An excerpt from " H-1B Nonimmigrant Applications Approach Cap Limits for Fiscal Year 2013"

As of May 25, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") has received 48,400 petitions that count against the 65,000 H-1B Regular Cap, and 17,500 petitions that count against the 20,000 H-1B Master's Cap. USCIS will continue to accept new petitions until it has filled the H-1B Regular and Master's Caps.

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