Breaking News – DHS to Offer Immigration Relief to DREAMers!

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children who do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria, will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those who demonstrate that they meet the criteria will be...
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USCIS Reaches FY 2013 H-1B Cap

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2013. Yesterday, June 11, 2012, was the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2013. USCIS will consider properly filed cases as received on the date...
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DOS Releases July 2012 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its July 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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H-1B Cap – Going, Going, Almost Gone!

Going, going, almost gone! 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 June 1, 2012, the Service had received: Regular H-1B Cap:...
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