Monthly Archives: August 2011

H-1B CAP COUNT (8/26/11)

According to the USCIS, as of August 26, 2011, the agency had received 29,000 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2012 and 15,800 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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DHS PUBLISHES BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION REGULATION

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today published the first in a series of regulations intended to promote the migration of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) benefit filings from a paper-based environment to … Continue reading

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ALABAMA IMMIGRATION LAW BLOCKED

According to an article on cnn.com:  “A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a tough immigration law in Alabama on Monday.” This is a harsh state enforcement law that is similar to the one passed by Arizona last year.  Immigration … Continue reading

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IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS DROP DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS IN GAY MARRIAGE CASE

According to an article on news.yahoo.com:  “The Obama administration has dropped its deportation case against Alex Benshimol, a 47-year-old Venezuelan man who is married to an American citizen, Doug Gentry.” This is a positive development and what many believe is … Continue reading

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HOPEFUL FOR FUTURE IMMIGRATION REFORM, OBAMA OFFERS PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION

According to an opinion piece on latimes.com:  “When the Obama administration last week announced its intention to review the cases of 300,000 immigrants ensnared in the nation’s deportation process, as well as to institute new guidelines going forward — with … Continue reading

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H-1B CAP COUNT (8/12/2011)

According to the USCIS, as of August 12, 2011, the agency had received 25,300 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2012 and 14,700 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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N-400 PRIORITY PROCESSING FOR CERTAIN SSI RECIPIENTS

According to a USCIS News Release:  “USCIS will prioritize the processing of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, for certain SSI recipients when the applicant’s: • SSI benefits will be terminated within 1 year from the date listed on your SSI … Continue reading

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DOL TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS PREVAILING WAGE DETERMINATIONS FOR CERTAIN CASES

The Department of Labor has temporarily stopped issuing Prevailing Wage Determinations for H-1B and PERM cases in order to comply with a June 15, 2011 order from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania requiring the agency … Continue reading

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VISA BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2011

The Visa Bulletin for September 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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H-1B CAP COUNT (7/29/2011)

According to the USCIS, as of July 29, 2011, the agency had received 22,700 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2012 and 13,800 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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