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Fiscal Year 2014 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

On April 1, 2014 USCIS began accepting applications for a competitive grant funding opportunity to promote immigrant civic integration and prepare permanent residents for citizenship.  USCIS will offer up to $10 million in competitive funding for citizenship preparation programs in

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H-1B Status

USCIS received about 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption.  On April 10, 2014, USCIS completed a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to

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USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

On April 7th USCIS announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015.  USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the

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H-1B Petitions

USCIS has announced that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap on April 1, 2014.  Cases will be considered accepted on the date that USCIS receives a properly filed petition with the correct fee.

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April 2014 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State released the Visa Bulletin for April 2014 which shows continued forward movement in both family and employment based categories. About The Author

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Do You Need An H-1B Work Visa?

It is that time of the year again, the time to start working on the H-1B petitions.  The H-1B visa is probably the most common work visa for someone who has at least a Bachelor’s degree (or a combination of some

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March 2014 Visa Bulletin Issued

The State Department released the Visa Bulletin for March 2014 with little movement in employment-based second and third categories. About The Author

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US-India Relationship is Rocky Over Handling of Alleged Visa Fraud

By:  Jenna Baranko The arrest, strip-search and brief incarceration of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade last month sparked international outrage, including widespread protests in India, and created tension between U.S.-India relations.  A federal grand jury indicted Khobragade on January 9, 2014

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February 2014 Visa Bulletin Issued

The State Department released the Visa Bulletin for February 2014.   Employment based categories moved slightly. About The Author

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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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