APRIL 2015 VISA BULLETIN UPDATE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The Visa Bulletin is a monthly publication put out by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, that is a part of the United States Department of State. The main purpose of this bulletin is to provide an updated waiting list (also known as Priority Date) for immigrants that are subject to the quota system. Immigrants to the United States are essentially classified under two categories: 1. those that need a waiting list, such as those seeking admission as a relative of a permanent resident; and 2. those who do not req... read more.

  • April 06, 2015
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REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVES INTRODUCE DHS REFORM PACKAGE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States government first proposed by the U.S. Commission on National Security in January of 2001 and expedited in response to the September 11th attacks.   DHS is charged with the primary responsibilities of protecting the United States and its territories.  On March 1, 2003, DHS absorbed the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Formerly "INS") and assumed its duties. In doing so, it divided the enforcement and... read more.

  • April 03, 2015
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BENEFICIOS ECONÓMICOS PREDICHO DE NUEVO REGLAMENTO DE OBAMA

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Dejando a un lado los prejuicios políticos contra la reforma de la inmigración, y no obstante la retención temporal por motivos políticos en acciones ejecutivas Inmigración del presidente Obama, los beneficios económicos de la acción diferida (DACA y DAPA) son imposibles de ignorar. Mientras implicaciones económicas están en el centro de las controversias, economistas e investigadores de políticas públicas han sido capaces de hacer... read more.

  • April 02, 2015
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PREDICTED ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF OBAMA'S NEW REGULATION

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Setting aside political biases against immigration reform and notwithstanding the politically-motivated temporary hold on President Obama's Immigration Executive Actions, the economic benefits of deferred action (DACA and DAPA) are impossible to ignore.  While economic implications are at the center of the controversies, economists and public policy researchers have been able to make a strong case for the predicted long-term positive impact of both comprehensive immigration reform and the President's e... read more.

  • April 01, 2015
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QUOTA EXEMPTIONS TO H-1B VISA CAP

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Amid the flurry and hype over the regular quota for H-1B petitions, it is important to note that there are certain circumstances in which H-1B petitions are not subject to the annual statutory quota or cap.  "Cap-exempt" means that there is no annual numerical limit, no set filing dates, and no set employment start dates. The cap exempt provision of the H-1B visa program allows certain United States companies and organizations to employ an unlimited number of H-1B workers and apply for H-1B's at any ti... read more.

  • March 31, 2015
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IMPORTANCE OF FILING H-1B QUICKLY

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

I would like to inform clients interested in obtaining an H-1B visa that USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) will begin accepting new H-1B quota-based applications starting on April 1, 2015.  The earliest start work date will be October 1, 2015.  USCIS experts are predicting that they will receive more petitions than the H-1B cap during the first few business days of April, suggesting that a lottery is likely.The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows United States co... read more.

  • March 27, 2015
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APRIL HEARING SCHEDULED FOR IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ACTION CASE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Many of our current and prospective immigration clients, eligible for the extended DACA and new DAPA programs, have been asking about the status of President Obama's Immigration Executive Order.  These new programs to which I am referring are among a series of immigration executive actions initiated by Obama on November 20, 2014 which would essentially spare from deportation as many as 5 million people living in the United States illegally and allow them to obtain employment authorization in addition t... read more.

  • March 26, 2015
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Senate Democrats Demand Clean Homeland Security Bill

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

It did not take long after President Obama made his announcement in November rolling out his executive order concerning before his political opponents began to threaten to stop it. A few wanted to shut down the government. Others wanted to add conditions to a needed budget deal that would invalidate the President’s order. Eventually the budget did pass but it only funded the department charged with overseeing the immigration order for two months instead of a full year. The rationale for the truncated... read more.

  • March 09, 2015
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USCIS Issues Reminder Concerning DACA Renewals

By Edward Shulman, Posted in DAPA/DACA

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a reminder to individuals with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) permits that certain forms need to be submitted in order to effectuate renewal or to apply initially.  Back in 2012 the agency commenced the process of issuing DACA permits to so-called “Dreamers” who were brought to this country as children by parents who are undocumented immigrants. The original duration of DACA permits was for a period of two... read more.

  • March 09, 2015
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Last Year Microsoft Tapped Immigrant As New CEO

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Last year Microsoft chose as its third Chief Executive Officer (CEO), an immigrant, Satya Nadella, who grew up in Mangalore in India. Before being named, he worked for Microsoft for 22 years after being previously employed by Sun Microsystem. He originally came to the United States to study engineering at Wisconsin University in Madison.He is hardly the first immigrant to lead a major technology company. Andrew Grove, the former head of Intel Corporation, emigrated to the United States from Hungary in 1956.... read more.

  • March 09, 2015
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