Sign the Online Petition to Support HR 3012

H.R. 3012 – Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act aims at making the employment based visa system first-come first-serve.  It will eliminate the per country limits on employment based immigrant visas and reduce the wait times for severely backlogged countries. Please support this bill by signing this online petition: Please Vote ‘Yes’ on HR3012 ...
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USCIS Updates FAQs on Cap-Gap Extensions

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) updated its Frequently Asked Questions on the F-1 Cap-Gap extension.  This applies to F-1 students who file an H-1B petition requesting an October 1, 2012 start date, but whose employment authorization (EAD) expires before that date.  In specific situations, the Cap-Gap regulations automatically extend the F-1 student’s EAD...
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USCIS Expands E-Verify Self Check

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that Self Check, a free online service of E-Verify that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status, is now available in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. Self Check was developed through a partnership between the Department...
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DOS Releases March 2012 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its March 2012 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin sets forth per country priority dates that regulate the ability of an individual to file an adjustment of status application or consular process at a U.S. Embassy.  Foreign nationals can file the adjustment application if their priority dates are prior to the cutoff dates specified by the DOS in the Visa...
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USCIS Unable to Resume Adoption Processing from Vietnam

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it cannot approve a Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative, filed on behalf of a child to be adopted from Vietnam. The Department of State (DOS) has determined that Vietnam has not proven capable of meeting its obligations under The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in...
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