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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


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


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


Updated H-1B cap count
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2009

U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) has updated the number of FY2010 H-1B petitions received as of May 22, 2009: approximately 45,700 H-1B cap-subject petitions have been received


Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative effective June 1, 2009 at U.S. land and sea ports of entry
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2009

Starting June 1, 2009, all travelers must present a passport or other approved secure document denoting citizenship and identity for all land and sea travel into the United States


Retrogression in India EB-2 and uncertainty for future availability
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2009

The U.S. State Department (DOS)’s June 2009 Visa Bulletin reflects a retrogression of more than four years in the permanent resident or “green card” Employment Second Preference for India