Category Archives: Immigration Reform

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Immigrants Have Constitutional Rights No Matter What

President-Elect Donald Trump’s statements about immigration  are causing worry and fear in our immigrant communities.  We don’t know anything about his plans or what Congress will support once he is in office, but what we do know is that immigrants, … Continue reading

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Final EB Job Flexibility Rule Published but doesn’t go Far Enough

On November 17, 2016  USCIS issued a long-awaited final rule to make the waiting periods for employment-based green cards easier to bear for highly-skilled immigrants and their families.  While the law does provide some relief and certainty for employers and employees … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Options for Executive Action on Immigration

The White House is considering Executive action to improve our immigration system. Will the president go big? Only time will tell. This article discusses many of his options. Continue reading

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7500 Comments Received for H-4 Work Authorization Regulation

The comment period for a USCIS regulation which would allow certain H-4 status holders to receive work authorization ended on July 11, 2014. 7,500 comments were received. These will be reviewed and considered by DHS to determine whether the proposal … Continue reading

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H-1B Lottery Complete: Applicants have 2/3 Chance of Success

USCIS announced today at 3:00 PM that it had received approximately 124,000 H-1B Visa applications from April 1 through April 5. Because this number exceeded the 20,000 Masters Cap + 65,000 regular Cap, USCIS initiated the lottery procedure. The fact … Continue reading

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Any News on the H-1B Cap?

No news yet.  Under the H-1B cap lottery system, USCIS will accept H-1B applications until April 5, 2013.  If after that initial count, it has received sufficient number of applications to reach the cap, there will be a lottery. If not, … Continue reading

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The Immigration Innovation Act: Beneficial Changes for EB Immigrants

On January 29, 2013, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced Senate Bill 169, The Immigration Innovation Act of 2012 (“I-Squared Act”). The I-Squared Act includes a number of proposals that if enacted will benefit U.S. businesses and highly-educated and skilled foreign … Continue reading

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