Monthly Archives: September 2010

H-1B CAP COUNT (9/28/10)

According to the USCIS, as of September 17th, 2010, the agency has received 39,600 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2011 and 14,400 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption. Please visit our firm’s … Continue reading

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USCIS FILING FEES SET TO INCREASE

According to a USCIS Fact Sheet:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a final rule adjusting fees for immigration applications and petitions. The final rule follows a period of public comment on a proposed version of the rule, which USCIS … Continue reading

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DIVERSITY VISA (DV-2012) LOTTERY PROGRAM INSTRUCTIONS

The Department of State has released the DV 2012 Lottery Instructions.

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COLBERT TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS ON IMMIGRATION

According to cnn.com:  “Comedian Stephen Colbert will testify before Congress on Friday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration called ‘Protecting America’s Harvest.’” The project invited Americans to accept farm jobs that anti-immigrationists say we do not need foreign-nationals … Continue reading

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DREAM OR NIGHTMARE?

According to an article on washingtonpost.com:  “Republican lawmakers on Tuesday stalled a Senate measure to allow children of undocumented immigrants to get on a path to citizenship, and accused the Obama administration of seeking amnesty for illegal immigrants through administrative … Continue reading

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H-1B CAP COUNT (9/17/2010)

According to the USCIS, as of September 17th, 2010, the agency has received 38,300 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2011 and 14,000 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption. Please visit our firm’s … Continue reading

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THE DREAM ACT IS BACK

According to an article on chicagotribune.com:  “Senate Democrats surprised immigrant groups last week when lawmakers announced they would attach the pending legislation, first proposed in 2001, to a defense reauthorization bill already headed for a vote. A vote on the … Continue reading

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MTV TO AIR DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ARIZONA-STYLE IMMIGRATION LAW

According to mtv.com:  “Prince William County, Virginia becomes a focal point in the heated debate over illegal immigration after local officials adopt an ordinance requiring authorities to interrogate anyone they suspect may not be a lawful American citizen.” Sounds like … Continue reading

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0VER 5000 NEW CITIZENS SWORN IN AT FENWAY PARK

With all of the controversy and emotion surrounding the issue of immigration, it’s worth taking a step back to enjoy watching people of all ethnicities, ages and social backgrounds be sworn in as US Citizens.  Boston.com has posted a video … Continue reading

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OBAMA ADDRESSES COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

According to an article on washngtonindependent.com: “Obama will meet with Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) today to discuss the DREAM Act and a comprehensive immigration reform bill Menendez plans to unveil in … Continue reading

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