Immigration Alert: Plan Now for H-1B Cap Filings

April 1, 2013 marks the first day U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 H-1B cap.  Preparation for H-1B cap season starts much earlier, with the identification of prospective beneficiaries and gathering of supporting documentation.  With increasing demand for H-1B workers, we encourage employers to
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Immigration Alert: February 2013 U.S. Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published the February 2013 Visa Bulletin.  Priority cut-off dates for the most common employment-based categories are provided below. Employment-based, first preference (EB-1): All foreign nationals:  Current “Current” means that immigrant visa numbers are immediately available for all priority dates within the designated preference category. Employment-based, second preference (EB-2):
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Immigration Alert: U.S. Department of State Launches Website to Check Visa Status

The Department of State has introduced an online tool that allows U.S. visa applicants to check the status of their nonimmigrant and immigrant visa cases via a global website.  Through this new resource, visa applicants should be able to access up-to-date and accurate information on their cases on a 24/7 basis by entering either the
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