H-1B Cap Count – May 18, 2012

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) provided a ‘cap count’ for its Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B numbers.  These are new H1B applications filed on or after April 1, 2012 for a start date of October 1, 2012. The H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000. As of May 18, 2012, the Service had received: Regular H-1B Cap:  42,000 U.S. Masters H-1B...
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USCIS to Centralize Filing of Certain Waiver of Inadmissibility Cases

Beginning June 4, 2012, individuals abroad who have applied for certain visas and have been found ineligible by a U.S. Consular Officer will be able to mail requests to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility directly to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Lockbox facility. This change affects where individuals abroad who have been found inadmissible for an immigrant visa or a...
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H-1B Cap Count – May 11, 2012

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) provided a ‘cap count’ for its Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B numbers.  These are new H1B applications filed on or after April 1, 2012 for a start date of October 1, 2012. The H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000. As of May 11, 2012, the Service had received: Regular H-1B Cap:  36,700 U.S. Masters H-1B...
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Temporary Protected Status for Somalia

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano re-designated Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). She extended the existing TPS designation for Somalia from Sept. 18, 2012 through March 17, 2014, allowing eligible nationals of Somalia to register or re-register for TPS in accordance with the Federal Register notice. Somali nationals with TPS who are seeking to re-register for TPS must...
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H-1B Cap Count – May 4, 2012

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) provided a ‘cap count’ for its Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B numbers.  These are new H1B applications filed on or after April 1, 2012 for a start date of October 1, 2012. The H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000. As of May 4, 2012, the Service had received: Regular H-1B Cap:  32,500 U.S. Masters H-1B...
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