Monthly Archives: March 2008

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS BRINGING FOREIGN PROFESSIONALS TO THE U.S.

The following is not legal advice.  Please contact a qualified immigration lawyer for assistance with your unique legal matter. March madness is over. Our office filed all of our cap-subject H-1B petitions today and we will hold our breath for … Continue reading

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WE SHOULDN’T RESORT TO A “LOTTERY” TO KEEP U.S. BUSINESSES COMPETITIVE

On Saturday my partner and I spent the day  at our office reviewing the cap-subject H-1B packages to be delivered to the USCIS on Tuesday and it was hard to believe that some of these talented beneficiaries, many of whom … Continue reading

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REPORTING SUSPECTED CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS BY USCIS EMPLOYEES

The USCIS has provided the following information on its website:  “If you have knowledge of suspected criminal violations, misconduct, wasteful activities, and allegations of civil rights or civil liberties abuse, you may report them to the DHS Office of Inspector … Continue reading

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USCIS ISSUES Q&A REGARDING H-1B MAILING DURING CAP SEASON

March Madness is almost over and cap-subject H-1B petitions will need to be in the hands of the USCIS within the next week.  The USCIS has released Questions and Answers #1:  H-1B Petition Mailing During Cap Season.

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H-1B FILER ADVICE: CHECK YOUR WORK!

The following is not legal advice.  Please consult a ualified immigration lawyer for advice on your partiular legal matter.  The H-1B cap for FY 2009 is once again expected to be exhausted by the end of next week.  Petitions for cap-subject … Continue reading

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YES WE HAVE NO TOMATOES – OR WORKERS TO HARVEST THEM

According to The Associated Press:  “Saying the nation’s immigration system is broken, Pennsylvania’s largest grower of fresh-to-market tomatoes announced Monday he will no longer produce the crop because he can’t find enough workers to harvest it.” It will be interesting … Continue reading

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USCIS MEMO ADDRESSES CATCH-22 FOR H-1B OCCUPATIONS REQUIRING A LICENSE

The following is not legal advice.  Please contact a qualified immigration lawyer regarding your specific legal matter. The USCIS requires that for occupations that require a State license, such as teachers, that the beneficiary of the H-1B Visa have the … Continue reading

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PHILANTHROPIST PAYS $130,000 TO BAIL OUT UNDOCUMENTED CAUGHT IN IMMIGRATION RAID

Robert Hildreth, a Boston Financier paid more than $130,000 to bail out 40 immigrants who were swept in a Massachusetts raid.  The video of this story can be viewed on cnn.com.

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USCIS DIRECTOR CRITICIZES NY TIMES EDITORIAL REGARDING NATZ DELAYS

According to an entry by USCIS Director Emilio Gonzalez that appeared in the Leadership Journal on the dhs.gov site:  “The Times got it wrong again. I feel compelled to set the record straight for 17,000 employees who work late nights … Continue reading

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USCIS REVISES I-130 – PETITION FOR ALIEN RELATIVE FILING INSTRUCTIONS

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised the filing instructions for the Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130).   Effective immediately, all petitioners filing stand-alone Form I-130s must file their petitions with the Chicago … Continue reading

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