Monthly Archives: November 2009

H-1B CAP UPDATE – 11/27/09

The USCIS has received 58,900 H-1B cap petitions for FY-2010 by November 28, 2009.  This represents an additional 2000 H-1B petitions filed as compared with just a week earlier.  There are not expected to be many more, if any, available H-1Bs by the time … Continue reading

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TRANSITION TO U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW BEGINS IN THE CNMI

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced that at 12:01 a.m. (CNMI local time/GMT +10.) tomorrow, Nov. 28, the immigration laws of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) will be … Continue reading

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LOU DOBBS SUPPORTS LEGALIZING MILLIONS OF UNDOCUMENTED

According to an article on wsj.com:  “Friday, Mr. Dobbs told Spanish-language network Telemundo he now supports a plan to legalize millions of undocumented workers, a stance he long lambasted as an unfair ‘amnesty.’” This would be comical if it were … Continue reading

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FY-2010 H-1Bs GOING, GOING…STILL A FEW LEFT

According to the USCIS, as of November 20, 2009, 56,900 H-1B cap cases were received by the agency for FY-2010.  The 20,000 “master cap” has been exhausted for some time.  Therefore all cap-subject H-1B petitions received by the USCIS will … Continue reading

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WILL HEALTH CARE REFORM PAVE THE WAY FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM?

Tonight the US Senate will be voting to debate the controversial Health Care Reform bill.  This is another step toward passage of an overhaul of the nation’s health insurance system.  Just weeks ago, critics contended that it was next to impossible … Continue reading

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PERM UPDATE

It seems that my most popular blog entries seems to be the anecdotal and rarely official information relating to the DOL’s PERM program and in particular the time lines for the agency to adjudicate applications.  Below is the latest I … Continue reading

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25,000 H-1B INSPECTIONS PLANNED

According to an article on computerworld.com:  “U.S. immigration officials are taking H-1B enforcement from the desk to the field with a plan to conduct 25,000 on-site inspections of companies hiring foreign workers over this fiscal year.” Inspections are conducted by … Continue reading

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LOU DOBBS CONTEMPLATING RUN FOR PRESIDENT, SENATE?

According to an article on reuters.com:  “A week after abruptly quitting his longtime job as a CNN television news host and commentator, Lou Dobbs said on Thursday he is considering career options including possible runs for the White House or … Continue reading

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DHS TO OFFER “SEALS OF APPROVAL” TO E-VERIFY PARTICIPANTS

According to the Associated Press:  “The Homeland Security Department will give a seal of approval to businesses volunteering to use an electronic program to check workers’ immigration status.” Please visit our website at www.immigrantconnect.com.

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ICE ANNOUNCES 1000 WORKPLACE AUDITS

According to US ICE:  “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Assistant Secretary John Morton today announced the issuance of Notices of Inspection (NOIs) to 1,000 employers across the country associated with critical infrastructure-alerting business owners that ICE will audit their hiring … Continue reading

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