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USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B Cap

Released Nov. 23, 2011 WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2012. USCIS is notifying the public that yesterday, Nov. 22, 2011, was...

AILA Recognizes H-1B Cap Reached; Recommends Changes to System

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 11231102 (posted Nov. 23, 2011)" FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 CONTACT: George Tzamaras / Jenny Werwa 202-507-7649 / 202-507-7628 gtzamaras@aila.org / jwerwa@aila.org WASHINGTON, DC – The American Immigration Lawyers...

SHUTTING DOWN GLOBAL BUSINESS IN AMERICA: WHY THE H-1B CAP HURTS US ALL

"If a company now wishes to hire a badly needed engineer from abroad, it will need to wait till October 1, 2012 before this person can come on board. It is self evident that the cap hinders the ability of a company to hire skilled and talented workers in order to grow and compete in the...

DOL notice: H-2A AEWR for 2012

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2012 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers to perform agricultural labor or services (H–2A workers...

3 New Senior Fellows to Play Key Roles in IJJ Immigration Program

The Institute for Justice and Journalism has named three new senior fellows who will play key roles in the upcoming IJJ fellowship program, “Immigration in the Heartland: The 2012 Elections and Beyond.” The three are: Vallery Brown , a staff writer for the Oklahoman in Oklahoma...

Deadline tomorrow, Jan. 17, 2012, for journalism fellowship application

Fellowship to Focus on Immigration and the 2012 Elections Deadline Is Jan. 17 for Program at University of Oklahoma The Institute for Justice and Journalism is accepting applications for its 2012 professional fellowship program, which will examine the contentious immigration issues playing...

14 Journalists Chosen for 2012 IJJ Immigration in the Heartland Fellowship

IJJ / UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA’S GAYLORD COLLEGE Feb. 28, 2012 With immigration policy front and center in this year’s political campaigns, 14 journalists have been selected to take part in a fellowship program that challenges reporters to go beyond familiar sound bites and cover ...

2012 Immigration in the Heartland Fellows Announced

"With immigration policy front and center in this year’s political campaigns, 14 journalists have been selected to take part in a fellowship program that challenges reporters to go beyond familiar sound bites and cover the complexities of immigration with depth and context. The...

2012 OCAHO Decisions – Trends Every Employer Should Know

"In 2012, the Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) issued 21 decisions. Of the 21 decisions, 11 were substantive decisions concerning alleged violations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), six decisions involved Office of Special Counsel issues and four decisions...

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012

"I am proud to present the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for the first time as Secretary of State. When I served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, my colleagues and I depended on these reports for an accurate assessment of human rights conditions around the world. I know how...

State Department Releases 2012 Human Rights Report

" On April 19, 2013, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress as required by law. This report, now in its 36th year, is available on www.State.gov and www.HumanRights.gov . It is required by law...

2012 H-2B Program Rule Enjoined - Bayou II

"The Plaintiffs in this case challenge a regulation issued by the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) in connection with the H-2B visa program on grounds that DOL had no authority to issue the regulation. See Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States...

New H-2B Regs Hold Some Hurdles For Small Businesses

"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor released new H-2B visa regulations Tuesday after previous versions were struck down by a federal judge, and attorneys say small changes to the regulations could make the program less accessible to small businesses. In a joint...