USCIS Issues Final Rule on I-9 Form

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  announced a final rule that adopts, without change, an interim rule to improve the integrity of the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process.  The main changes made by the interim rule and adopted by the final rule include: prohibiting employers from accepting expired documents; revising the list of acceptable documents by...
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H-1B Cap Count (4/22/11): Movin’ On Up…Slowly

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) updated its Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B cap count on April 22, 2011.   Here are the most recent cap numbers: Regular H-1B Cap:  8,000 U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 5,900 The regular H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000. We will monitor these numbers in the coming months and provide routine updates for our readers. ...
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The Wait Continues – May 2011 Visa Bulletin

U.S. Department of State released the May 2011 Visa Bulletin. Here’s a breakdown of how things have changed since April. Employment-Based Category Two (EB-2): China – advanced 9 days India – almost 2 months Employment-Based Category Three (EB-3): All Other Chargeability Areas – advanced 1 month China – advanced 1 ½ months India – advanced 7 days Philippines – advanced 1...
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USCIS Updates FY2012 H-1B Cap Count

  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) updated its Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B cap count on April 7, 2011.   Here are the most recent cap numbers: Regular H-1B Cap:  5,900 U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 4,500 The regular H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000. The number of new H-1B filings under the regular cap is low.  This could be a reflection on...
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