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Bender’s Immigration Bulletin – April 1, 2011

IMMIGRATION NEWS Humanitarian Relief Efforts: Japanese Nationals On March 17, 2011, USCIS issued a press release reminding Japanese nationals affected by the disastrous event of March 2011 of immigration benefits available upon request. Temporary relief measures include: • The grant...

Troutman Sanders: Alternatives Now That the H-1B Cap Has Been Reached

By Mark J. Newman, Susie Kim and Aimee Clark Todd U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, effective November 22, 2011, the H-1B cap had been reached. The cap applies only to petitions for new H-1B employment, not to H-1B extensions or an H-1B change of employer (unless the...

Williams Mullen: Alternative Strategies in the Wake of Meeting the H-1B Cap

By William J. Benos and Reba Mendoza At this time, most are well-aware that the H-1B cap for the 2013 fiscal year was reached on June 11, 2012. [1] The brevity of this cap season, only two and one-half months, is a change from recent years,[2] and it has left employers and immigrant workers searching...