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December Visa Bulletin Update, EB-2 for India Retrogresses

The employment-based second preference category is current for all countries of chargeability, except India and China. December will have a retrogression of India EB-2 applicants to a cutoff date of November 15, 2004, in large part due to the rapid … 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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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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Use it or Lose it: US Visa Application Fee Reciepts in China Expire on March 14 – New System Coming Soon

U.S. Embassy officials in China have announced that they will implement a new visa fee collection system as of March 14, 2013 for all US visa issuing posts in China. The implementation of the new system will nullify all U.S. … 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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