Immigration Law

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The Immigration Year in Review: The 2014 IMMI Awards
Posted on 1 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"With slightly less giddy anticipation than the annual fan frenzy evoked by the Academy Awards, the nation awaits another hotly competitive yearly awards ceremony. Yes, Nation of Immigrators, it’s time to announce the 2014 winners and losers... Read More

As House Clock Runs Out, Immigration Reform Looms
Posted on 30 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Lawmakers have come under an unprecedented wave of lobbying from immigration-reform supporters on the right and left in recent days, keeping hopes for the legislation alive in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. A small legion of... Read More

Approx. 124K H-1B Petitions Received
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"For the first time since 2008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the statutory H-1B cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2014 within the first week of the filing period. USCIS has also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions... Read More

Tags: 2014 , H-1B , lottery

Visa Bulletin For June 2014
Posted on 8 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"RETROGRESSION OF JUNE CUT-OFF DATES WORLDWIDE F2A: The cut-off date for the Family F2A category was advanced at a very rapid pace during fiscal year 2013 in an effort to generate demand to use all numbers available under the annual limit. Those... Read More

5 Reasons Why the EB-5 Program Will Flourish in 2014: Bernard P. Wolfsdorf
Posted on 11 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This year, the EB-5 Immigrant Visa Category will be 24 years old. 2014 is also the Year of the Horse on the Chinese Zodiac, and the spirit of the horse embodies unremitting efforts to improve. Over the past two years, the EB-5 Program has undergone... Read More

Visa Bulletin for November 2014
Posted on 11 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Visa Bulletin For November 2014 " INDIA EMPLOYMENT SECOND PREFERENCE Increased demand in the INDIA Employment-based Second preference category has required the retrogression of this cut-off date to hold number use within the fiscal year 2015... Read More

Visa Bulletin For October 2014
Posted on 10 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS - INDIA Employment-based Second Preference: Increased demand will require the retrogression of this cut-off date, possibly in November, to hold number use within the fiscal year 2015 annual limit." ... Read More

USCIS Reaches FY 2014 H-1B Cap
Posted on 6 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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 for fiscal year (FY) 2014. USCIS has also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf... Read More

Tags: 2014 , cap , H-1B

Advance Copy of 2014 H-2A Allowable Charges
Posted on 4 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this Notice to announce (1) the allowable charges for 2014 that employers seeking H-2A workers may charge their workers when the employer provides... Read More

Visa Bulletin For August 2014
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The China-mainland born Employment Third and Third Other Workers cut-off dates have advanced for the month of August, and could do so again for September. There are two reasons for this advance after the retrogression of the cut-off date earlier... Read More

Visa Bulletin For July 2014
Posted on 10 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Department of State Publication 9514, CA/VO: June 9, 2014 Read More

Visa Bulletin For May 2014
Posted on 9 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Department of State Publication 9514 CA/VO: April 9, 2014 "VISA AVAILABILITY DURING THE COMING MONTHS WORLDWIDE F2A: From early 2013 through September 2013, the level of demand for numbers in this preference category was extremely low. As a... Read More

Will 2014 Be The Year For Comprehensive Immigration Reform?
Posted on 10 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, believes an election year may work in favor a measure being passed. “There is obviously not enough time to pass immigration reform in 2013,”... Read More

Advance Copy of 2014 H-2A AEWRs
Posted on 2 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2014 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A... Read More

Tags: 2014 , aewr , H-2A

Visa Bulletin For December 2014
Posted on 10 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Department of State Publication 9514 CA/VO: November 7, 2014 Read More