Monthly Archives: December 2009

NOT SO HAPPY HOLIDAYS: SOLDIER’S FAMILY REFUSED U.S. VISAS

According to a video that appears on cnn.com: “A soldier’s wife and babies are being kept from the U.S. despite DNA tests that prove the girls are his.”

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H-1B CAP HAS BEEN REACHED FOR FY-2010

As of December 21, 2009, USCIS has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for 2010. FY-2011 begins October 1, 2010 and cases for that start date will be accepted by the USCIS on April 1, 2010.  Also, … Continue reading

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COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM BILL INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

According to latimes.com:  “Reporting from Los Angeles and Chicago – Raising the curtain on a new round of debate over immigration reform, a group of Democratic congressional lawmakers introduced a comprehensive bill Tuesday that, among other provisions, would offer a … Continue reading

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H-1B CAP UPDATE – 12/15/2009

USCIS announced that as of 12/15/2009 it has received 64,200 of the available 65,000 cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2010.  The numbers are almost gone and given the week it takes from the time of filing the LCA to its probable … Continue reading

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VISA BULLETIN FOR JANUARY 2010

The Department of State has released its Visa Bulletin for January 2010.

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H-1B CAP UPDATE – 12/8/2009

As of December 8, 2009, 61,500 out of 65,000 available FY-2010 cap-subject H-1B petitions have been filed with the USCIS.  The annual cap is expected to be exhausted in a matter of weeks, if not days. 

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PREVAILING WAGE REQUESTS MUST BE MAILED TO DOL IN DC AFTER JANUARY 1, 2010

As the new year rolls around, a special gift from our friends at the Department of Labor awaits.  Prevailing Wage Requests (Form ETA-9141) for PERM and temporary visas such as H-1Bs will need to be mailed or sent via courier … Continue reading

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