Free Webinar April 28: Tired of PERM and Visa Backlogs? Self Sponsorship Options for Obtaining Permanent Residency

SIGN UP NOW! Click HERE to register. Are you tired of waiting for years to have your employer-sponsored ‘green card’ case processed? If the cumbersome PERM labor certification process and seemingly infinite visa backlogs are getting you down, there may be other options available to help you obtain permanent residency quickly. Bashyam Shah Immigration Attorneys Murali Bashyam and Ame...
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USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service updated its H-1B cap count yesterday.  Here are the numbers: Regular H-1B Cap:  13,500 U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 5,600 These filings were as of April 8, 2010. These numbers are low compared to the past few years.  We are sure it is a result of our economy and changes in the H-1B program. We will provide additional updates on...
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USCIS Announces Revised Forms I-600 and I-600A

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today that it has published new versions of the Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, Form I-600 and the Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, Form I-600A .  The new date on the bottom of both forms is “12/30/09 N.” Due to the changes on the forms, previous versions will no longer be accepted after a 60 day...
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USCIS Issues Q/A for F-1 Students under H-1B Cap Gap

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued an excellent Question and Answer on the H-1B Cap Gap.  These Questions & Answers address 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 date of Oct. 1, 2010...
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VSC Updates H-1B Cap Numbers

The Vermont Service Center (VSC) reported that, as of close of business on Monday, April 5, 2010, they had received a total of 9,525 cap-subject H-1B petitions. Of those petitions, 6,791 were “regular” cap, and 2,734 were advanced degree. All cases received before April 7, 2010, will have an April 7, 2010 receipt date. Those received on April 7, 2010 or later will bear the actual...
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