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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


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


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


FAR E-Verify rule further delayed until September 8, 2009
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2009

As a result of continuing litigation, the U.S. government has agreed to suspend implementation of its rule requiring most federal contractors and subcontractors to start using E-Verify


Form I-9 remains valid beyond current expiration date of June 30, 2009
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has confirmed that the Employment Eligibility Verification form I-9 (revised 020209) currently posted on USCIS’ website will continue to be valid for use beyond June 30, 2009


H-1B category still open for business
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2009

It still is not too late to file an H-1B petition for a cap-subject employee


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


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


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