Immigration News

  • H-1B Update from USCIS

    H-1B Update: USCIS announced today that they have completed the data entry for all H-B cap-subject petitions filed in April 2015. They will now begin the process of returning H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected by the H-1B lottery. USCIS requests that H-1B petitioners refrain from contacting them about the status of these petitions until receiving either a receipt notice or an unselected petition is returned. USCIS will make an announcement once it has completed returning unselecte…

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  • New Immigration Rule for Dependents of International Students

    Good news for international students – Husbands, wives, and children of F-1 and M-1 international students who have F-2 or M-2 status, may now study part-time at USCIS certified (SEVP) schools. The enrollment must be for less than a full course of study. If those in F-2 or M-2 study want to study full-time they are still required to apply for a change of status to F-1 or M-1.…

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  • H-1B Season Update

    Good news for those who filed H-1B petitions with a request for premium processing: USCIS announced today that it will begin premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions requesting premium processing on April 27, 2015. More H-1B Information…

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  • H-1B Cap Reached

    USCIS announced today that it has reached the H-1B Cap for 2016, including both the general category and the cap for advanced degree holders. USCIS will use a lottery system to select H-1B petitions that will be processed for a start date of October 1, 2015. USCIS cannot yet announce the date of the lottery due to a large number of H-1B petitions received. Petitions not selected by the lottery will be returned along with the filing fees.…

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  • Who Can Apply for DACA (Deferred Action) Now (Feb. 2015)?

    Requirements for DACA Although the expanded DACA Program has been delayed, there is currently a program in place for those who meet the following requirements: Under Age 31 on June 15, 2012 Arrived in US before 16th Birthday Continuously Resided in US from June 15, 2007, to present Entered US Without Inspection (sometimes called illegal entry) before June 15, 2012 Currently in school, have graduated from high school, or have GED, or honorably discharged from military Age 15, or older, at …

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