USA - October 28 2011 The 2013 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery opened on Tuesday, 4 October 2011.
USA - October 28 2011 As of 7 October 2011, USCIS had received about 41,000 H-1B petitions that are subject to the general cap and, additionally, 19,100 H-1B petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.
USA - October 28 2011 On 11 October 2011, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) submitted an amicus curiae brief to Department of Labor Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA), requesting that BALCA affirm the 656.40(c) ruling in Matter of Horizon Computer Services.
USA - October 28 2011 The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has sustained the motion filed by the Department of Homeland Security in the Matter of Paula Cruz de Ortiz, a native and citizen of the Dominican Republic.
USA - October 28 2011 On 30 September 2011, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that as of 12 September 2011, original Forms I-797 receipt and approval notices would be sent directly to applicants and petitioners rather than the attorneys with a Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance of Attorney or Accredited Representative on file.