Archive for June 2011

Jun
30

USCIS Ombudsman Office Releases 2011 Report to Congress

June 30th, 2011 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, News, USCIS

The USCIS Ombudsman office  has released their 2011 report to U.S. Congress, as required by law.

About the USCIS Ombudsman Office

The USCIS Ombudsman office was created by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and was tasked to assist individuals and employers in resolving problems with USCIS.   The Ombudsman’s office addresses individual case inquiries and recommends ways to fix systemic issues to improve immigration services.  For the year between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011, the USCIS Ombudsman office handled 3,247 case inquiries.

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Jun
30

FY2012 H-1B Numbers Update – 17,400 Regular and 11,300 Masters Cap Visas Used (June 24, 2011)

June 30th, 2011 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, H-1B, News

USCIS released the weekly information on the numbers of cap-subject FY2012 H-1Bs filed since April 1.   As of June 24, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 17,400 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 cap (an increase of 2,200 over previous 10 days).  Similarly, as of June 24, there were 11,300 H-1B visas filed subject to the U.S. Masters cap which has 20,000 limit (an increase of about 1,100 over the previous 10 days).

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Jun
16

FY2012 H-1B Numbers Update – 15,200 Regular and 10,20 Masters Cap Visas Used (June 13, 2011)

June 16th, 2011 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, H-1B, News

USCIS released the weekly information on the numbers of cap-subject FY2012 H-1Bs filed since April 1.   As of June 13, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 15,200 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 cap (an increase of 1,600 over previous 10 days).  Similarly, as of June 13, there were 10,200 H-1B visas filed subject to the U.S. Masters cap which has 20,000 limit (an increase of about 900 over the previous 10 days).

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Jun
9

July 2011 Visa Bulletin – Significant Forward Movement in EB-2 India/China, Other Workers and FB2A; FB1 Remains Unchanged

June 09th, 2011 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, News, Visa Bulletin

The U.S. State Department just released the July 2011 Visa Bulletin which is the tenth Visa Bulletin for the FY2011 fiscal year.    The major headline in the upcoming month’s bulletin is the substantial forward movement in EB-2 China, EB-2 India,  Other Workers and FB2A categories.

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Jun
9

Report: Immigrant Workforce Now Predominantly High-Skilled

June 09th, 2011 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, News, Policy

A Brookings Institution report, and a Washington Post article provide an updated overview of the composition of the immigrant labor force.   According to the Brookings report, for the first time the proportion of highly skilled immigrants exceeds that of low skilled immigrants in the United States.

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Jun
9

FY2012 H-1B Numbers Update – 13,600 Regular and 9,300 Masters Cap Visas Used (June 1, 2011)

June 09th, 2011 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, H-1B, News

USCIS released the weekly information on the numbers of cap-subject FY2012 H-1Bs filed since April 1.   As of June 1, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 13,600 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 cap (an increase of 1,300 over previous 10 days).  Similarly, as of June 1, there were 9,300 H-1B visas filed subject to the U.S. Masters cap which has 20,000 limit (an increase of about 800 over the previous 10 days).

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Jun
8

Can I Travel to U.S. with Valid H-1B Visa and Pending (or Approved) H-1B Transfer When Prior H-1B Petition Has Been Revoked?

June 08th, 2011 | by D.M. | Category: Articles, H-1B, News, Policy

Our office receives a number of inquiries from current and prospective clients, employers and individuals, as to whether an H-1B worker who is beneficiary of a pending H-1B transfer petition can be readmitted into the U.S. based on the valid H-1B visa stamp and the pending H-1B transfer petition.

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