Tag Archives: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

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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New Policy provides Pathway to Green Card for Families of Service Members

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a policy memorandum addressing the parole of spouses, children and parents of active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces, members of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve (including the … Continue reading

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SHUTDOWN Impact: USCIS, DOL, E-Verify, Consulates & More

Applications and Interviews: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Is Not Affected USCIS operations are fully funded by application fees paid when applications are filed, so the agency is not affected by federal budget negotiations. As a result, all USCIS … Continue reading

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No Summer Vacation for I-9 Compliance

The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Discrimination (OSC) has been very busy in the last few weeks. While many employers and their employees have been enjoying traditional August vacations, the OSC has been conducting investigations, bringing suit and … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania DOT adds 8 languages to Driver’s License Test- Eliminates Automatic Use of Translators

On July 22, 2013, Pennsylvania joined New Jersey, New York and many other states by making its written driver’s license test available in multiple languages. The test will now be available in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Hindi, Korean, Russian, Ukrainian, … Continue reading

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CBP Goes Paperless: The New Electronic I-94 and What it Means for Travelers

On May 1, 2013 US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began the roll-out of its new electronic I-94 system. By the end of May, paper I-94s will be eliminated for all foreign national travelers except those entering at land border … 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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