Monthly Archives: November 2010

USCIS INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER FEE WAIVER FORM

According to a USCIS News Release:  “For the first time, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is introducing a standardized form for requesting waivers of the fees charged for immigration-benefit processing. Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, will become available … Continue reading

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NEW USCIS FILING FEES EFFECTIVE TOMORROW

Be sure to verify that you have submitted the correct USCIS Filing Fee for cases that will be received by the agency on or after November 23, 2010.

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H-1B CAP COUNT (11/19/10)

According to the USCIS, as of November 19th, 2010, the agency has received 48,977 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2011 and 17,836 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption.

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H-1B CAP COUNT (11/12/2010)

According to the USCIS, as of October 29th, 2010, the agency has received 47,800 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2011 and 17,400 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption.

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NEW USCIS FILING FEES GO INTO EFFECT NOVEMBER 23, 2010

The following schedule lists the adjusted fees that will take effect on November 23, 2010, alongside the existing fees in effect until that date: Form No. Application/Petition Description Existing Fees (effective through Nov. 22, 2010 Adjusted Fees (effective beginning Nov. … Continue reading

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NEW ENGLAND EMPLOYERS FACING FINES FOR HIRING UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

According to an article on boston.com:  “Federal immigration officials are increasingly imposing thousands of dollars in fines on New England companies — from Fenway Park snack vendors to a Maine blueberry grower — for failing to prove that all their … Continue reading

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VISA BULLETIN FOR DECEMBER 2010

The December 2010 Visa Bulletin is now available.

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H-1B CAP COUNT (10/29/2010)

According to the USCIS, as of October 29th, 2010, the agency has received 45,600 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2011 and 16,700 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption.

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KRISTINA ROST NAMED AS A TOP “NORTHEAST IMMIGRATION LAWYER” BY AVVO

Maged Rost congratulates partner Kristina Rost on a pair of honors.  Kristina was named as a Top Northeast Immigration Lawyer in a list compiled by Avvo that appeared in the November/December 2010 edition of Arrive Magazine. Moreover, for the third … Continue reading

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ANTI-IMMIGRATIONISTS COME IN ALL COLORS

According to an interesting article that appeared on forbes.com;  “If this election proves anything, it is that immigrant bashing is not a white-only sport.  Non-whites can play it just as well.” It seems unlikely that there will be any meaningful … Continue reading

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