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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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Unofficial Predictions from the Visa Office

This information is courtesy of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. (AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12012349 (posted Nov. 27, 2013) During a recent conversation with Roberta Freedman, AILA Students & Scholars Committee member, Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State’s Visa … Continue reading

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May Visa Bulletin: Strong EB-3 Advancement for All Areas except India

The May Visa Bulletin has been released by the Department of State and things are looking up for those in the EB-3 category with large advancements for Chinese, Mexican, and all other chargeability area nationals. With regard to the EB-2 … Continue reading

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H-1B Cap Update: High Likelihood of Lottery on April 5

Update: As the first day of the FY2014 H-1B cap approaches, more information about the number of H-1B cap filings expected  at USCIS on April 1 is becoming available. Although there is no hard and fast reporting mechanisim, it is … 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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Senate Gang of 8 Offers Bipartisan- Comprehensive Immigration Reform Framework

Democratic Senators Schumer (D-NY), Durbin (D-IL), Menendez(D-NJ), Bennet (D-CO) and Republican Senators Graham (R-SC), Rubio (R-FL), Flake (R-AZ) and McCain (R-AZ), also known as the “Gang of 8” have released a bi-partisan framework for immigration reform.   The 5 page … Continue reading

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Immigration Trends to Watch in 2013 – Part 1

2012 was a dynamic year for immigration issues: I-9 and Immigration Related Discrimination Fines were at their highest level since the inception of the I-9 requirement in 1987; E-Verify was mandated by several more states; President Obama signed an Executive … Continue reading

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