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EOIR Releases FY 2015 Statistics Yearbook
Posted on 11 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Apr. 8, 2016 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced that it has released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Statistics Yearbook. The FY 2015 Statistics Yearbook is a compilation of data that examines respondents’... Read More

A Watershed Year For Employment-Based Immigration?
Posted on 5 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"2015 could be a watershed year for immigrants, their employers and immigration attorneys, but as they say only time will tell. Successful implementation of the IAEA will require strong agency leadership, focus and perseverance in the face of political... Read More

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Released by State Department
Posted on 14 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, April 2016 - " The 2015 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices points to a global governance crisis. In every part of the world, we see an accelerating trend by both state and non-state actors to close the space for civil society... Read More

Visa Bulletin for February 2015
Posted on 10 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Visa Bulletin For February 2015 - January 9, 2015 "VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS FAMILY-sponsored categories (potential monthly movement) Worldwide dates: F1: Up to three weeks F2A: Three or four weeks F2B: Three to six weeks... Read More

Visa Bulletin for July 2015
Posted on 10 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Despite two retrogressions of the Philippines Employment Third and Third Other Worker cut-off dates in an attempt to hold number use within the annual limit, it has now become necessary to make the category "Unavailable" for the month... Read More

Retrogression in August 2015 Visa Bulletin
Posted on 13 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"CHINA - MAINLAND BORN EMPLOYMENT THIRD, AND THIRD OTHER WORKER VISA AVAILABILITY There was an extremely large increase in applicant demand reported for consideration in the determination of the August cut-off dates. Therefore, it has been necessary... Read More

April 2015 Visa Bulletin
Posted on 12 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Note: "D. VISA AVAILABILITY - CHINA-mainland born Employment Third Preference: The cut-off date for this category was advanced very rapidly during the past seven months, in an attempt to generate demand to ensure that all numbers under the... Read More

Visa Bulletin for November 2015
Posted on 9 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during November for: “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa... Read More

USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
Posted on 7 Apr 2014 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) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions... Read More

Tags: cap , H-1B , 2015 , USCIS

EB-5 Predictions for 2015, the Year of the Goat - Bernard Wolfsdorf
Posted on 21 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"February 19, 2015 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. This will be the Year of the Goat, an animal known for its determination, elegance and good nature. The goat is also known to worry too much and while others impose on it, it is stronger... Read More

Tags: eb-5 , goat , 2015 , Wolfsdorf

January 2015 Visa Bulletin
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Visa Bulletin For January 2015 Number 76 Volume IX Washington, D.C View as Printer Friendly PDF Read More

Visa Bulletin For May 2015
Posted on 14 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Visa Bulletin For May 2015 Notes: " D. OVERSUBSCRIPTION OF THE CHINA-mainland born EMPLOYMENT FIFTH PREFERENCE CATEGORY Heavy applicant demand has required the implementation of an Employment Fifth preference cut-off date to hold number... Read More

Visa Bulletin For June 2015: Retrogressions; DV-2016 Visa Lottery Results
Posted on 12 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" VISA RETROGRESSION OF MEXICO AND PHILIPPINES CUT-OFF DATES Mexico: Family-sponsored Fourth preference: It has been necessary to slightly retrogress this cut-off date to March 1, 1997 in an attempt to hold number use within the annual limit... Read More

Visa Bulletin for December 2015
Posted on 9 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Visa Bulletin for December 2015 See esp. Note E., Visa Availability in Coming Months, and Note F., New 9 FAM-e Read More

Visa Bulletin For September 2015
Posted on 13 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Department of State Publication 9514 CA/VO: August 11, 2015 Read More