Monthly Archives: April 2012

SCOTUS HEARS ARGUMENTS REGARDING ARIZONA’S IMMIGRATION LAW

According to an article on nytimes.com:  “Justices across the ideological spectrum appeared inclined to uphold a controversial part of Arizona’s aggressive 2010 immigration law, based on their questions on Wednesday at a Supreme Court argument.” A decision is expected in … Continue reading

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H-1B CAP COUNT (4/20/2012)

According to the USCIS, as of April 20, 2012, the agency has received 25,000 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2013 and 10,900 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 ANNOUNCES CIVICS FLASH CARDS IN SPANISH ARE NOW AVAILABLE

According to a USCIS News Release:  “USCIS is now offering Civics Flash Cards in Spanish on the Citizenship Resource Center. The Civics Flash Cards will help you learn about U.S. history and government while preparing for the naturalization test. The … Continue reading

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ROMNEY TO SOFTEN STANCE ON IMMIGRATION AS HE GEARS UP FOR GENERAL ELECTION?

According to an article on news.yahoo.com:  “Mitt Romney may adopt a softer tone on illegal immigration now that the long and divisive primary is all but over and he gears up for a head-to-head battle with President Barack Obama.” Would … Continue reading

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H-1B CAP COUNT (4/13/2012)

According to the USCIS, as of April 13, 2012, the agency has received 20,600 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2013 and 9,700 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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USCIS CONTINUES TO ACCEPT FY-2013 H-1B PETITIONS

According to the USCIS, as of April 9, 2012, only one week after petitions were first accepted, the agency has received 17,400 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2013 and 8,200 out of 20,000 available petitions under the … Continue reading

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INCREASE IN EARLY CAP-SUBJECT H-1B DEMAND FOR FY-2013

According to AILA, USCIS has informed the organization that as of April 4, 2012, 22,323 cap-subject H-1B cases were received by the USCIS.  Approximately 25% of these were for U.S. advanced degree cases.  This is almost double the number of … Continue reading

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VISA BULLETIN FOR MAY 2012

The Visa Bulletin for May 2012 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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USCIS CAP GAP Q&A FOR F-1 STUDENTS SEEKING FY-2013 H-1B STATUS UNDER THE CAP

A recently-issued USCIS Q&A “…address(es) the automatic extension of F-1 student status in the United States for certain students with pending or approved H-1B petitions (indicating a request for change of status from F-1 to H-1B) for an employment start … Continue reading

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