Monthly Archives: April 2008

NEW MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND VACCINATION RECORD

Acording to a USCIS Update:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has revised Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. The revision was necessitated by changes to the Tuberculosis (TB) Component of the Centers … Continue reading

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CAP-SUBJECT H-1B RECEIPTS HAVE STARTED TRICKLING IN

As of late last week, law firms have been reporting that cap-subject H-1B receipts have started to come in or that checks have been deposited by the USCIS.  Within the next few weeks, beneficiaries and their employers should know if … Continue reading

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PERM APPLICATIONS PENDING FOR MONTHS IN ATLANTA

The following is not legal advice.  Please consult a qualified immigration lawyer for advice regarding your unique legal issue. Many immigration firms are experiencing unbelievable delays in the time it is taking the Atlanta Processing Center to adjudicate PERM applications.  … Continue reading

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ARE DEMOCRATS ANY BETTER THAN REPUBLICANS WHEN IT COMES TO IMMIGRATION REFORM?

According to an article on chron.com:  “The Congressional Hispanic Caucus denounced House Democratic leaders Wednesday as “spineless” and little better than Republicans for failing to take on comprehensive immigration reform.” Immigration is a political hot potato that, at least in … Continue reading

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USCIS MODIFIES APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has revised Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.  The form now includes additional eligibility codes.”

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DHS PROPOSES BIOMETRIC AIRPORT AND SEAPORT EXIT PROCEDURES

According to a DHS Press Release from April 22, 2008:  “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a notice of proposed rulemaking that will establish biometric exit procedures at all U.S air and sea ports of departure. The … Continue reading

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GUIDANCE FOR APPROVED VAWA SELF-PETITIONERS

According to a USCIS Fact Sheet:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently provided guidance to USCIS adjudicators for adjudicating Adjustment of Status (Form I-485) applications filed by Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitioners who are present in the United … Continue reading

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PROJECTED NATURALIZATION TIMES FOR LOCAL OFFICES

USCIS has released the projected times for local offices to complete processing of applications for citizenship from individuals who filed during the summer of 2007.

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TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH ONLINE LCA SITE RESOLVED

The technical problems with the LCA site have been resolved.

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USCIS TO ALLOW F-1 STUDENTS OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST CHANGE OF STATUS

According to a USCIS Press Release: “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it would allow F-1 students who are the beneficiaries of selected H-1B petitions for fiscal year (FY) 2009 to request a change of status in … Continue reading

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