Monthly Archives: January 2010

DHS ANNOUNCES STREAMLINED CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS FOR MEMBERS OF THE U.S. MILITARY

According to a USCIS Press Release:  ‘Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the publication of a rule formalizing DHS’ longstanding policy to expedite and streamline the citizenship process for men and women bravely serving in America’s … Continue reading

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USCIS ANSWERS I-140 IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR ALIEN WORKER QUESTIONS

The USCIS has released Questions and Answers related to the filing of Form I-140 – Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. Please visit our firm’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.

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PREVAILING WAGE REQUESTS MAY NOW BE FILED ELECTRONICALLY

All prevailing wage requests for H-1B LCAs, H-2Bs and PERM applications must now be filed electronlically by completing the requisite form and filing it with the Department of Labor. It remains to be seen whether the current system is an … Continue reading

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IMMIGRANTS’ DEATHS WHILE IN US CUSTODY KEPT SECRET

According to an article on nytimes.com:  “Silence has long shrouded the men and women who die in the nation’s immigration jails. For years, they went uncounted and unnamed in the public record. Even in 2008, when The New York Times … Continue reading

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HAITIANS GRANTED TPS

According to an article on nytimes.com:  “The Obama administration extended a special immigration status on Friday to Haitians living illegally in the United States that protects them from deportation for 18 months and allows them to work here.” Pro-immigrant groups … Continue reading

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ESTABLISHING THE “EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE” RELATIONSHIP IN H-1B PETITIONS

According to a USCIS Q&A:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued updated guidance to adjudication officers to clarify what constitutes a valid employer-employee relationship to qualify for the H-1B ‘specialty occupation’ classification.  The memorandum clarifies such relationships, particularly as … Continue reading

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USCIS CHANGES ITS ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The revised Organizational Chart that became effective 1/6/2010 shows changes to the structure.  USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas released a statement regarding the changes. Please visit our firm’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.

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DHS TEMPORARILY HALTS DEPORTATIONS TO HAITI

According to miamiherald.com:  “In the aftermath of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake, the Obama administration announced Wednesday it was temporarily suspending deportations of undocumented Haitians.” Please visit our firm’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.

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IMMIGRANT DETENTION DEATHS IN U.S. CUSTODY

According to an article on nytimes.com:  “Over the last two years, the news media and Congress have brought attention to many deaths in the immigration detention system that appear to have involved substandard medical care or abuse. But a trove … Continue reading

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MEXICO SAYS IMMIGRATION REFORM UNLIKELY THIS YEAR

According to an aticle on nytimes.com:  “Mexico’s ambassador to the United States said Friday he expects immigration reform is unlikely to pass in that country in 2010 because of unemployment and midterm elections.” I believe this prediction may be accurate.  … Continue reading

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