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Monthly Archives: June 2011

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USCIS Ombudsman Office Releases 2011 Report to Congress

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 [...]

By | 2011-06-30T14:50:24+00:00 June 30th, 2011|Articles, News, USCIS|

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

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 [...]

By | 2011-06-30T15:08:33+00:00 June 30th, 2011|Articles, H-1B, News|

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

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 [...]

By | 2011-06-16T12:00:35+00:00 June 16th, 2011|Articles, H-1B, News|

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

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. Summary of the July 2011 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based (EB) [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:48:14+00:00 June 9th, 2011|Articles, News, Visa Bulletin|

Report: Immigrant Workforce Now Predominantly High-Skilled

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. The report cites that 30 percent of the country's [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:48:15+00:00 June 9th, 2011|Articles, News, Policy|

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

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 [...]

By | 2011-06-09T12:34:19+00:00 June 9th, 2011|Articles, H-1B, News|

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?

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. Reported Incidents of Refused H-1B Admissions [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:48:15+00:00 June 8th, 2011|Articles, H-1B, News, Policy|