Monthly Archives: June 2012

DOJ SETS UP HOTLINE TO REPORT CIVIL RIGHTS ABUSES BY ARIZONA LAW ENFORCEMENT IN IMPLEMENTING SB 1070

According to an article on latimes.com:  “The Justice Department responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling by establishing a telephone hotline and email address to receive reports of possible civil rights violations conducted under the auspice of SB1070, which equally incensed … Continue reading

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DREAMers WHO ARE NOT IN REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS NEED TO WAIT TO APPLY UNDER DIRECTIVE

We have been getting a fair amount of calls about the “Deferred Action Process for Young People who are low Enforcement Priorities” announced by the DHS earlier this month.  Currently, relief is only available to those who are in removal … Continue reading

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SUPREME COURT SIDES MOSTLY WITH U.S. IN ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW RULING

According to an article on cnn.com:  “The U.S. Supreme Court ruled largely in favor of the federal government Monday in a case involving Arizona’s immigration law, but it upheld the most controversial provision involving police checks on people’s immigration status … Continue reading

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A REPRIEVE FOR “DREAMERS”

According to a DHS Press Release:  “Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public … Continue reading

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USCIS REACHES FY 2013 H-1B CAP

According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2013. Yesterday, June 11, 2012, was … Continue reading

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VISA BULLETIN FOR JULY 2012

The Visa Bulletin for July 2012 is now available. Please visit our firm’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com and check out our page and “like” us on Facebook!

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H-1B CAP COUNT (6/1/2012)

According to the USCIS, as of June 1, 2012, the agency had received 55,600 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2013 and 18,700 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption. The pace of filings … Continue reading

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