Immigration News

  • 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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  • Some Children in Central America May Be Able Join Parents in US

    The Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program began accepting applications from parents in the US in December 2014 for unmarried children, under age 21 who reside in El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras. This includes parents who are in the US under deferred action programs. CAM is meant to provide an alternative to the difficult journey that children have been making on their own to join their parents in the US. For more information on who is eligible for this program and how to apply,…

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  • Deferred Action for Children (DACA) - February 18th

    For up to date information regarding DACA, see our newest post. Or Visit USCIS.gov. USCIS will begin accepting deferred action immigration applications for children (DACA) who arrived in the US before their 16th birthday using the new, expanded requirements on February 18, 2015. This program provides temporary relief from deportation. It allows those whose applications are granted to apply for permission to work legally in the US. Requirements for Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arr…

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