Monthly Archives: May 2011

BALCA RULES ON ISSUE OF MULTIPLE PREVAILING WAGE DETERMINATIONS IN PERM CONTEXT

In most cases the first step to obtaining permanent residence through employment is labor certification.  This is where the employer tests the labor market to ensure that there are insufficient able, willing , qualified and available U.S. workers to perform … Continue reading

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WHITE HOUSE BLOGS ABOUT IMMIGRATION REFORM

The White House Blog addressed the topic of  immigration reform.  Is this a genuine attempt to bring a plan to Congress or a pre-election appeal for the Hispanic vote?  It’s hard to say for sure – probably a little of … Continue reading

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USCIS PROPOSES SIGNIFICANT ENHANCEMENTS TO EB-5 PROGRAM

According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today proposed significant enhancements to the administration of the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program, commonly referred to as the EB-5 Program—transforming the intake and review process for immigrant investors … Continue reading

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FY-2012 H-1B CAP COUNT (5/23/2011)

According to the USCIS, as of May 20, 2011, the agency has received 12,300 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2012 and 8,500 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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VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2011

The Visa Bulletin for June 2011 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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