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USCIS Proposes Parole for International Entrepreneurs

USCIS Proposes Parole for International Entrepreneurs

August 31, 2016

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed a rule allowing certain foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the United States to start or grow their businesses.

Report: The Socioeconomic Strength of Immigrants in All 50 States

Report: The Socioeconomic Strength of Immigrants in All 50 States

August 16, 2016

The Partnership for a New American Economy has released a set of reports exploring the economic and political impact of immigrants on each of the 50 American states, plus Washington DC.

Global Entry Expands to UK Citizens

Global Entry Expands to UK Citizens

August 10, 2016

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has expanded Global Entry to British citizens holding a valid UK passport, allowing eligible travelers to apply for an entry permit since July 12, 2016.

August 8: Application Deadline for 7-month OPT Extension

August 8: Application Deadline for 7-month OPT Extension

August 02, 2016

International students who are currently undergoing their additional 17-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) period may apply for an extension of seven months on or before August 8, 2016.

DOJ Increases Fines for Immigration Employment Violations

DOJ Increases Fines for Immigration Employment Violations

August 01, 2016

The US Department of Justice announced on July 1 that they are adding penalties on violations of immigration and employment laws.

US Colleges Offer Programs for Foreign Entrepreneurs in Need of H1B Visas

US Colleges Offer Programs for Foreign Entrepreneurs in Need of H1B Visas

July 14, 2016

Seeing that university employees are exempted from the H1B visa cap, US colleges have opened programs to help foreign graduates apply for a temporary work permit while providing on-campus services and developing their businesses.

US Immigration History: 79 Million Immigrants in Two Centuries

US Immigration History: 79 Million Immigrants in Two Centuries

June 14, 2016

An interactive map published by analytics site Metrocosm visualizes the evolution of immigration to the United States in the past 193 years by showing the origin countries of the79 million immigrants who moved to the US from the year 1820 to 2013.

DHS Implements Two-Year OPT Extension for STEM Students

DHS Implements Two-Year OPT Extension for STEM Students

May 24, 2016

On May 10, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began the implementation of a new rule allowing F1 visa holders with science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) courses to extend their one-year Optional Practical Training (OPT) period for an additional 24 months.

USCIS Finishes Data Entry of FY 2017 H1-B Cap-Subject Petitions

USCIS Finishes Data Entry of FY 2017 H1-B Cap-Subject Petitions

May 06, 2016

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the completion of the data entry of all fiscal year (FY) 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions.

USCIS Reaches FY 2017 H-1B Cap

USCIS Reaches FY 2017 H-1B Cap

April 29, 2016

On April 7, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS Updated on April 12th, 2016 that they have received over 236,000 petitions for FY 2017 quota and the lottery was completed on April 9th.