Monthly Archives: October 2011

USCIS WILL REVERT TO SENDING I-797 APPROVAL NOTICES TO ATTORNEYS

The USCIS has reverted to of sending I-797 H-1B approval notices to the attorneys of record (as indicated on the Form G-28) rather than to petitioning companies or organizations.  For the past year or so the agency has been sending … Continue reading

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DOL SHOULD NOW BE CURRENT ON PERM PREVAILING WAGE DETERMINATIONS

The Department of Labor has announced that as of October 24, 2011, it planned to be current on PERM Prevailing Wage Determinations.  This is after long delays were occurring due to the agency’s efforts to comply with a court order. … Continue reading

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H-1B CAP COUNT (10/21/2011)

According to the USCIS, as of October 14, 2011, the agency had received 46,200 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2012 and 20,000 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption. When the Master’s Cap … Continue reading

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USCIS REDESIGNS EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION DOCUMENT AND CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP

According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced the launch of an enhanced Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and a redesigned Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560) with new features to strengthen security … Continue reading

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DC MAYOR SIGNS ORDER PROHIBITING POLICE FROM INQUIRING ABOUT IMMIGRATION STATUS

According to an article on washingtonpost.com:  “District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed an executive order directing police officers not to question people they arrest about their immigration status.” Please visit our firm’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com and … Continue reading

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H-1B CAP COUNT (10/14/11)

According to the USCIS, as of October 14, 2011, the agency had received 43,300 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2012 and 19,600 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption. When the Master’s Cap … Continue reading

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H-1B CAP COUNT (10/12/11)

According to the USCIS, as of October 12, 2011, the agency had received 41,000 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2012 and 19,100 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 “ENTREPRENEURS IN RESIDENCE” INITIATIVE

According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas joined the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in Pittsburgh to announce “Entrepreneurs in Residence.”  This new innovative initiative will utilize industry expertise to strengthen … Continue reading

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USCIS SENDING ORIGINAL I-797 APPROVAL NOTICES TO APPLICANTS OR PETITIONERS – NOT ATTORNEYS

The USCIS is now sending original I-797 Approval Notices directly to petitioners or applicants rather than to the attorneys of record as has been the agency’s practice in the past.  Attorneys are now getting courtesy notifications of approvals. This can … Continue reading

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DOL RELEASES LABOR CERTIFICATION ANNUAL REPORT

The Department of Labor has released an informative Foreign Labor Certification Annual Report. 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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