USCIS Revises Filing Instructions for Form I-90

U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) published a Federal Register notice on April 28, 2009 that changed the filing location and filing instructions for the Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Form I-90).  The revised filing instructions require applicants to submit supporting documentation with their applications.  Prior to this change,...
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H-1B Cap Count – May 26, 2009

On May 26, 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received approximately 45,700 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 regular H-1B cap. Additionally, USCIS has received approximately 20,000 petitions for aliens with advanced degrees. They will continue to accept H-1B applications for both the regular and advanced-degree H-1B caps until the...
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Is U.S. Immigration Policy Hurting America's Competitiveness?

In past issues of Immigration News Weekly, our law firm has discussed how reforming our current immigration system has gotten lost in the immigration debate. The debate has focused on how to deal with illegal immigration, and as this debate as dragged on for years, professional workers who are legally here are having to wait 4-7 years to get permanent resident status. Immigrants in...
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H1B Cap Update – April 20, 2009

On April 20, 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received approximately 44,000 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 regular H-1B cap. Additionally, USCIS has received approximately 20,000 petitions for aliens with advanced degrees. They will continue to accept H-1B applications for both the regular and advanced-degree H-1B caps until the caps...
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USCIS Updates FY2010 H-1B Cap Count

On April 9, 2009, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) provided an updated H-1B cap count for petitions filed in the fiscal year 2010 program. USCIS said that it has received approximately 42,000 H-1B petitions counting toward the Congressionally-mandated 65,000 cap.  Additionally, it has received approximately 20,000 petitions for aliens with advanced...
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