September 20, 2017

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H-1B Visa Cap Reached, Changes to Hurt Indian Techies

Computer programmers from India are most likely to be adversely affected by the changes being introduced to the non-immigrant visa program. (Photo by Rachel Titiriga, CC license)

Changes to H-1B visa program will impact computer programmers from India the most. Read More »

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Sudan

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Sudan’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months is due to the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in Sudan that prevent its nationals from safely returning. Read More »

USCIS Launches Virtual Assistant

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Emma was developed in response to a growing interest in self-help tools and to enhance our customer service. Read More »

DAPA’s Economic Benefits and Electoral Implications

There are 3.7 million individuals who would benefit from DAPA. (Photo by  allison_dc, Creative Commons License)

DAPA provides tremendous benefits to both American communities and the country as a whole through the substantial fiscal and economic contributions resulting from its implementation. Political opposition and support of DAPA is also important to large and growing demographics and key voters. Read More »

Immigration Relief Measures for Nepali Nationals

Candles at a vigil organized by a Nepali community organization in Jackson Heights, New York, in memory of the Nepal earthquake disaster victims. (Photo via Khasokhas, New York)

The USCIS has announced that the US-based immigrants from Nepal may be eligible for several immigration relief measures. Read More »

Lawsuit’s Dismissal to Impact DHS Immigration Policies

A rally in support of immigration reforms in Washington DC. (Photo by Victoria Pickering, Creative Commons License)

The recent 5th Circuit Court decision in a case that challenged the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has important, positive implications for the government’s defense of the pending challenges to the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration policies. Read More »

USCIS Reaches 2016 H-1B Visa Cap

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USCIS says the number of applications for both the H-1B programs has exceeded the number of visas available, necessitating a lottery draw. Read More »

USCIS to Accept H-1B Petitions from April 1st

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The congressionally mandated cap on H-1B visas for FY 2016 is 65,000. The first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher are exempt from the 65,000 cap. Read More »