Within the massive discussion of immigration reform, it can be difficult to keep track of every development. The passage of Senate Bill 744 (S.744) would carry with it implications that would effect standing laws. Two acts are being directly effected by S.744 – The DREAM Act and DACA. Under S.744 … Read more about Which is better: Legalization through the Dream Act or DACA?
USCIS has recently announced its new changes to the E-Verify system aimed at improving the quality of customer service. The new alteration allows for the option for prospective employees to provide their email addresses on form I-9. This would allow employees to be notified directly via email of any … Read more about USCIS Now Allows Direct Email Employee Notification in E-verify System
July 11 marked the date of the 2013 United States – India Business Council (USIBC) summit which was hosted at the nation’s capital in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The summit’s participants included numerous high-ranking statesmen from both India and the U.S.; prestigious attendees from the U.S. … Read more about New H-1B Hiring Provisions Under 2013 Immigration Reform
This post will discuss a situation that will positively affect numerous individuals who are classified in the EB-2 category for India specifically. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin for August 2013 contains considerable improvement in the cutoff date in the employment-based, second … Read more about Significant Movement of EB-2 India Priority Dates.
On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a major provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that, until now, had denied federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples. United States v. Windsor rules that DOMA is unconstitutional. This discriminatory law denied thousands of … Read more about DOMA and Its Effects on U.S. Immigration
The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration and Modernization Act is still a red hot topic in the world of immigration news. This bill has been affected by several recent developments since first being voted out of the Senate judiciary committee. Some of the most important of these … Read more about Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization
Out of date immigration protocols are having a negative effect on U.S. families, communities and businesses. The “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” or Senate Immigration bill 7.44 would provide for the best and most positive effects for businesses in … Read more about Immigration Modernization Act (S.744) Pros and Cons
The president, in a letter dated May 20, 2013, raised concerns that USCIS has a culture in which managers pressure their subordinates to rubber stamp applications and this problem will only be exacerbated by the bill. Concern was raised regarding this issue. America’s voice was heavily involved in … Read more about Senate Immigration Bill
According to financial experts, the total business in U.S. generated out of travel and vacationing crossed the $150 billion mark in 2011 and is expected to grow even faster in the coming years. The travel industry even bypassed the contributions of major sectors such as heavy manufacturing, computer … Read more about The 'JOLT' Act
Employee Referrals Program in PERM Recruitment The PERM recruitment process requires the use of Real World Employee Referral Programs (ERPs). These ERP’s can be conducted in several ways such as an intranet or internet posting, static notice in an employee handbook, regularly circulated emails or … Read more about Employee Referral Program
USCIS reached the statutory H-1B cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2014 within the first week of the filing period, which ended on April 5, 2013. Currently, it begun returning H-1B petitions that were not selected in the FY14 lottery. USCIS uses the term "rejection" for petitions that are returned … Read more about 2014 H-1B Lottery Rejections
On March 28, 2013, in an official communication, USCIS released news that it would be replacing the current G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance of Attorney or Accredited Representative with a new version. What implications does this hold for those seeking to begin new cases with USCIS? It means … Read more about USCIS Releases Revised G-28 Form