Monthly Archives: August 2011

Do you know where your H1-B worker is actually working?

H-1B workers are restricted to working in the location listed on the approved petition.  To ensure that the location listed is the correct one, as well as that the correct position description is listed in the petition, USCIS has increased

Posted in USCIS New Policies/Procedures

Foreign Nationals Facing Civil Unrest or Natural Disasters

If you cannot return home because of civil unrest or a severe environmental disaster, the USCIS may be able to help. Extreme situations may also affect your ability to maintain lawful immigration status while in the United States. During these

Posted in In The News, USCIS New Policies/Procedures

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO REVIEW ALL DEPORTATION CASES

In a surprise move the Obama Administration announced that it will review the deportation cases of 300,000 illegal immigrants, allowing some to stay in the United States and apply for work permits. The goal is to identify “low-priority cases” to

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Updated H1-B Cap Count

As of August 12, 2011, the most recent statistics available, approximately 25,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted toward the FY2012 cap. USCIS has receipted 14,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

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Initiatives to Promote Startup Enterprises and Spur Job Creation

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas have announced a series of efforts to fuel the nation’s economy and stimulate investment by attracting foreign entrepreneurial talent of exceptional ability or who

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H1-B Cap Count

As of July 29, 2011, the most recent statistics available, approximately 22,700 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted toward the FY2012 cap. USCIS has receipted 13,800 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

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Enforcement of Deemed Export Rule

Marcy Stras recently attended the U.S. Department of Commerce’s 2011 Annual Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy where speakers from Commerce and the Department of State discussed their plans for enforcement of the deemed export rule. Mr. Glenn Krizay,

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The global economy has become increasingly transactional and transcontinental. Since 9/11, there have been many amendments to immigration laws in the United States that have largely affected both individuals and businesses. Cozen O'Connor's immigration law blog, ABC's of Immigration Law, focuses on the interests and the challenges faced by those individuals and business impacted by immigration laws.
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