Monthly Archives: June 2010

H-1B CAP UPDATE FOR FY-2011 (6/25/2010)

As of June 25, 2010, the USCIS had received 23,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions out of an available 65,000 and 10,000 out of 20,000 available advanced-degree petitions. This means that there is still time for companies to file H-1B petitions for … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT TO SPEAK ON IMMIGRATION REFORM THURSDAY

After meeting with immigration advocates earlier this week, President Obama will be speaking about his plans for reforming this nation’s immigration system on Thursday.  The consensus seems to be that absent a miracle, CIR will not pass before the mid-term … Continue reading

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FOX NEWS’ RUPERT MURDOCH SUPPORTS COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

According to an article (with accompanying video) on myfoxny.com:  “Chief executives of several major corporations, including Fox 5 parent company News Corp., are joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg to form a coalition advocating for immigration reform.” If Lou Dobbs and Rupert … Continue reading

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RUMORS OF DEFERRED DEPORTATION FOR NON-CRIMINAL UNDOCUMENTED

According yo an article on miamiherald.com:  “Eight Republican senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama this week asking for confirmation that the White House is planning to defer deportations or grant parole to millions of undocumented immigrants, pending congressional … Continue reading

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WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?

In an interesting feature article that appeared on boston.com, some frequent anonymous online posters were profiled. Online articles about immigration policy are often followed by comments, many of which are distasteful to say the least.  One cannot help but wonder … Continue reading

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LEGAL CHALLENGES TO AZ LAW COULD TAX COURT SYSTEM

According to an article on nydailynews.com:  “Attorneys in the Grand Canyon State fear the influx of legal battles that will undoubtedly arise as a result of the coming anti-illegal immigration law could overwhelm the Arizona court system.” Added to the … Continue reading

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HARVARD STUDENT DETAINED BY IMMIGRATION

According to an AP article that appeared on boston.com:  “Eric Balderas, an undocumented student who just completed his first year at Harvard, said Friday he was detained by immigration authorities after he tried to board a plane from his hometown … Continue reading

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VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2010

The Visa Bulletin for July 2010 is now available. Please visit our firm’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com and check out our page and become our fan on Facebook!

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NEW SEX CHANGE RULE FOR U.S. PASSPORT HOLDERS

According to an article on cnn.com:  “The U.S. State Department announced Wednesday a new policy that no longer requires passport applicants seeking a gender change to have undergone sexual reassignment surgery.” Please visit our firm’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com … Continue reading

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USCIS TO INCREASE FEES AGAIN?

According to the Associated Press:  “The Obama administration has proposed increasing the application fee for a green card — given to foreigners with permission to live and work in the U.S. permanently — from $930 to $985. The fee for … Continue reading

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