North Carolina Passes E-Verify Law

Recently, North Carolina passed a new law that would make E-Verify, a Federal employment verification program, mandatory for all businesses.  Under the new law, cities, counties and businesses that employ 25 or more workers will have to use the electronic verification system. The law will be phased in as follows: October 2011 – cities and counties October 2012 – companies with more than 500...
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USCIS Launches Web Page with Data Reports

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the availability of new data reports covering agency performance in a broad range of data  and operational areas. The reports, prepared at the request of agency stakeholders, advance agency efforts to enhance transparency and improve customer service. USCIS’ Office of Performance and Quality has now made 10 data sets available to the...
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DOS Releases August 2011 Visa Bulletin

U.S. Department of State released the August 2011 Visa Bulletin. Here’s a breakdown of how things have changed since July. Employment-Based Category Two (EB-2): China – advanced 1 month and 7 days India – advanced 1 month and 7 days Employment-Based Category Three (EB-3): All Other Chargeability Areas – advanced 23 days China – advanced 7 days India – advanced 1 month Philippines...
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H-1B Cap Update – July 1, 2011

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) updated its Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B cap count as of July 1, 2011. Here are the most recent cap numbers: 1) Regular H-1B Cap: 19,000 and 2) U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 12,200. 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...
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