Published: Friday, 12 April 2013 15:17
On Friday, April 5, 2013, USCIS announced that they had received a sufficient number of H-1B cap petitions to determine that they met the H-1B cap numbers for both the regular H-1B cap (65,000) and the advanced degree H-1B cap numbers (20,000).
Read more: Update on FY 2014 H-1B Cap
Published: Friday, 01 February 2013 18:24
As anyone who has been closely following the news in the last couple of weeks knows, immigration reform is front and center on the national stage. Many people have reached out to me to ask me what I think about it and/or the chances of enactment. For the record, the vast majority of my clients are legal immigrants who are processing their petitions through employment/investment and family petitions. These are some of the questions they are asking:
- I am from a country facing many years of wait time to obtain my permanent residence [China, India, Mexico, The Philippines], how much faster will my petition be processed if the plans I have read about are adopted?
- I graduated with a U.S. Master’s/Doctorate and I have already started my permanent residence process, what happens if the proposal to “staple a green card to the diploma of a U.S.
Master’s/Doctorate” is adopted?
- When will these proposals take effect?
Read more: Prospects for Immigration Reform