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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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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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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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March Visa Bulletin shows Modest Movement in EB-3

The March Visa Bulletin has been released by the Department of State. Chinese nationals in the EB-2 category will experience a one month advancement from January 15, 2008 to February 15, 2008; while Indian nationals remain at September 1, 2004, … Continue reading

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January Visa Bulletin – Steady Progress in EB-3

The U.S. Department of State has released the January Visa Bulletin and it looks like 2013 is off to a good start, especially with regard to the EB-3 category which will see small advancements in four of the five areas … Continue reading

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