USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Certain I-140 Petitions

USCIS announced that effective June 29, 2009, it will resume Premium Processing Service for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, in accordance with 8 CFR 103.2(f)(2).  USCIS will accept Premium Processing requests for Form I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, involving EB-1 Aliens with Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 Outstanding Professors and Researchers, EB-2 Members of...
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DOS Releases July 2009 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) released its July 2009 Visa Bulletin.  There is nothing new to report in the employment-based one (EB1) and employment-based three (EB3) categories.  The biggest news is that employment-based two (EB2) retrogressed to January 2000 for nationals of India and China.  There are even ‘grumblings’ from DOS that EB1 may retrogress in the...
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USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count

As of June 19, 2009, approximately 44,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption had been filed. USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits.  This represents a 100 case increase since...
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