Monthly Archives: December 2010

DREAM ACT PASSES HOUSE

According to an article on usatoday.com:  “In what may be a short-lived victory for young immigrants, the House voted Wednesday to approve a bill to allow illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children to earn legal status if they attend college or serve in the U.S. military.”

The Senate is scheduled to take up the measure as early as Thursday.  Many believe it is unlikely the DREAM Act will garner the 60 Senate votes necessary to prevent a filibuster, thereby killing the bill for the session and preventing an up or down vote on the measure.

H-1B CAP COUNT (12/3/10)

According to the USCIS, as of December 3rd, 2010, the agency has received 51,200 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2011 and 18,700 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption.

It is getting down to the wire.  Business immigration is a good barometer of the economy, so if numbers are in demand it means that companies are finally starting to hire again – albeit at a much slower rate than a few years back.

H-1B CAP COUNT (12/1/10)

According to the USCIS, as of December 1st, 2010, the agency has received 50,400 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2011 and 18,400 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption.

Numbers are expected to run out in the next few months so if you are an employer or foreign-national who wants to start working in H-1B status upon H-1B petition approval, as my father always said, “move it or lose it!”