EB Immigrant Numbers Run Out for FY2015

USCIS will suspend final adjudication of employment-based Form I-485 applications (Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) because the Department of State reports that the statutory cap has been reached for the employment-based preference categories for fiscal year (FY) 2015. This suspension applies to all employment-based adjustment applications pending with...
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Revised Procedures for Determining Visa Availability

USCIS, in coordination with Department of State (DOS), is revising the procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status. The revised process will better align with procedures DOS uses for foreign nationals who seek to become U.S. permanent residents by applying for immigrant visas at U.S....
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USCIS ‘Known Employer’ Program

On January 8, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security is considering a “Known Employer” pilot program to  streamline adjudication of certain types of employment-based immigration benefit requests filed by eligible U.S. employers. The “Known Employer” pilot, which the Department expects to commence by late 2015, is intended to test a program designed to make adjudications more...
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