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I-140, I-485 Workload Transfers & Change in Direct Filing

To improve efficiency, USCIS recently rebalanced the workload distribution of certain Form I-140 petitions and employment-based Form I-485 applications between the Texas Service Center and the Nebraska Service Center. Unless you are submitting a Form I-907 together with a Form I-140 petition for a worksite in one of the states listed below, please continue to […]

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October Visa Bulletin Changes & Frustrates the Public

On September 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of States (DOS) announced the Visa Bulletin for October with an inspiring news which turned out to be an illusion when DOS unexpectedly updated the Visa Bulletin on September 25 2015. Specifically, on Sep. 9 2015, the dates for filing applications […]

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USCIS Announces Eligibility for Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependents Starting 5/26/15

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USCIS Proposed Rule on Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Spouses

On May 12, 2014, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published two notices of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register. The public is able to comment on the proposed rules during the 60-day comment period. The proposed changes include a provision to allow spouses of certain H-1B employees to work. The Department of Homeland Security […]

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USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

(Originally from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Release Date: April 10, 2014) WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7 that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 […]

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Half a Million Companies Now Participate in E-Verify

(Originally from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Release Date: January 23, 2014 ) WASHINGTON – More than 500,000 companies now use E-Verify, the free online service that allows United States employers to confirm their new employees’ eligibility to work. “Since it was established, E-Verify has experienced exponential growth, increased accuracy and high customer-satisfaction ratings,” said […]

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USCIS Comments on F1 OPT Extension

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Tips for F1 Students on Temporary Departure of the U.S.

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