Monthly Archives: May 2009

H-1B CAP COUNT UPDATE FOR FY-2010 (5/18/09)

According to a USCIS Update:  “USCIS has received approximately 45,500 H-1B petitions counting toward the Congressionally-mandated 65,000 cap. The agency continues to accept petitions subject to the general cap.” Not much has changed since the last update.  H-1B visas are … Continue reading

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WHEN H-1B EMPLOYERS FOLLOW THE LAW – THEY ARE NOT GETTING “CHEAP LABOR”

The argument that H-1B workers are less expensive than American Workers has repeatedly been put forth by anti-immigration organizations and journalists.  I was never clear on this logic, and in any event it is a myth when the H-1B program … Continue reading

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USCIS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF THE J-1 ENTRY DATE FOR INT’L MEDICAL GRADS TO QUALIFY FOR “CONRAD 30″ WAIVER

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds customers that Public Law 111-9, signed by President Obama on March 20, 2009, extends the date until Sept. 30, 2009 by which international medical graduates have to … Continue reading

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VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2009

The DOS has released the June 2009 Visa Bulletin.

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H-1B CAP-COUNT UPDATE FOR FY-2010 (5/4/2009)

Not much has changed since last week’s update.  According to a USCIS Press Release:  “USCIS has received approximately 45,000 H-1B petitions counting toward the Congressionally-mandated 65,000 cap. The agency continues to accept petitions subject to the general cap.”

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US GOVERNMENT LOSES IMMIGRANT ID THEFT CASE SUPREME COURT CASE

According to an article that appeared on latimes.com:  “In a 9-0 decision, the justices say the crime is limited to those who knew they had stolen another person’s Social Security number. The decision limits efforts to prosecute illegal workers.” As … Continue reading

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NATURALIZATION PROCESS FOR THE MILITARY

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “While a member of the U.S. armed forces must meet some of the general requirements and qualifications to become a citizen of the United States, such as good moral character, some of the requirements are … Continue reading

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NON-MINISTER SPECIAL IMMIGRANT RELIGIOUS WORKER PROGRAM EXTENDED

Accoding to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) advises its customers that Public Law 111-9, signed by President Obama on March 20, 2009, extends the non-minister special immigrant religious worker program through Sept. 29, 2009. The program had … Continue reading

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RADIO HOST SUSPENDED FOR COMMENTS ABOUT MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS

According to an article on boston.com:  “Jay Severin, the fiery right wing talk show host on Boston’s WTKK-FM radio station, was suspended yesterday after calling Mexican immigrants “criminaliens,” “primitives,” “leeches,” and exporters of “women with mustaches and VD,” among other … Continue reading

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