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H-1B lottery

Every year as winter starts to fade into spring, the Citizenship and Immigration Service receives thousands of petitions for H-1B visas. 236 thousand petitions last year to be precise. H-1B visas are used by US Employers to get highly qualified

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EB-5 Woes

The EB-5 Regional Center program is undergoing change from every direction: its statutory existence is set to expire in about 2 months absent legislation to extend it; there are long delays in USCIS EB-5 petition processing, and significantly, there is

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Visa Bulletin Trends Regarding EB Visas for India and China

In January, 2016, the Department of State’s Chief of Visa Control and Reporting Charles Oppenheim responded to questions regarding trends and projections for employment based visa number availability for EB-2s and EB-3s for India and China. In brief, here is

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ICE releases report on foreign students and exchange visitors in the U.S.

In August 2015, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a quarterly report on the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). The report, SEVIS by the Numbers, reveals details about the program. As background, foreign students are admitted to the

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October, 2015 Visa Bulletin Revised: Some Filing Dates Retrogress

On September 25, 2015, the Department of State (“DOS”) revised its October, 2015 Visa Bulletin resulting in greater delays in Dates of Filing for EB-2s for China and India, and EB-3s for the Philippines. F1s and F3s for Mexico are

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Highlights of the October, 2015 Visa Bulletin

Starting in October, 2015, the Department of State’s monthly Visa Bulletin will contain a Date for Filing an adjustment application and a Final Action Date.  The former is the date that a family or employment based adjustment applicant can be

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Visa Bulletin For August 2015

Number 83 Volume IX Washington, D.C A. STATUTORY NUMBERS1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during August. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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Visa Bulletin For July 2015

Number 82 Volume IX Washington, D.C A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during July. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration

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Visa Bulletin For June 2015

Number 81 Volume IX Washington, D.C A. STATUTORY NUMBERS1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during June. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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Visa Bulletin For May 2015

Number 80 Volume IX Washington, D.C A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during May. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration

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