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July Visa Bulletin -- retrogression in India EB-2 and DOS predictions for future availability

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2009

The U.S. State Department’sJuly 2009 Visa Bulletin reflects a retrogression of more than five years in the Employment Second Preference for China

USCIS work site audits on the rise

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2009

As anyone involved in the business immigration world knows, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) worksite audits have been on the rise in recent years, particularly regarding H-1B specialty occupation worker and L-1 intracompany transferee visa cases

Proposed legislation to increase scrutiny of the H-1B and L-1 process

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2009

Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Durbin (D-IL) introduced the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act (S. 887) in the current session of Congress

US-VISIT: test of biometric exit procedures at two U.S. airports

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2009

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a pilot program for the development of the US-VISIT exit procedures for international travelers

Delays in production of permanent resident cards

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced at the end of May that applicants may experience a delay of up to eight weeks in the delivery of their permanent resident cards due to an upgrade of USCIS' card production equipment

New enforcement guidelines for ICE

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2009

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued updated enforcement guidelines to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to restore premium processing of I-140 immigrant petitions

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2009

Effective June 29, 2009, USCIS began to accept premium processing requests for I-140 Immigrant Petitions filed in the EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 Outstanding Researcher and Professor, EB-2 Member of Professions with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability (not seeking a national interest waiver), and EB-3 Basic Degree Professional or Skilled Worker categories

Updated H-1B cap count

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2009

U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) updated the number of FY2010 H-1B petitions received as of June 5, 2009: approximately 44,400 H-1B cap-subject petitions have been received and counted toward the cap

DHS proposes compliance tracking and monitoring system for SAVE and E-Verify records

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2009

This month the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new system of records known as the Compliance Tracking and Monitoring System (CTMS), effective June 22, 2009

U.S. naturalization rates rise

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2009

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reported that the naturalization rates among eligible permanent residents has risen to record levels during recent years