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Details of Pending Cases During the Transition of the Form G-28

Details of Pending Cases During the Transition of the Form G-28

February 26, 2015

On Feb. 18, 2015, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced significant information for awaiting cases during the transition from the current version of the Form G-28 to the revised version.
H-2B Cap For The First Half Of Fiscal Year 2015 Reached

H-2B Cap For The First Half Of Fiscal Year 2015 Reached

February 03, 2015

On February 2, 2015, The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reported that the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first half of Fiscal year 2015 has been reached. January 26, 2015 was the final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions asking for a working start date prior to April 1, 2015.
USCIS Rule on Documents Evidencing Lawful Status, Effective January 27, 2015

USCIS Rule on Documents Evidencing Lawful Status, Effective January 27, 2015

January 28, 2015

The final rule, Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status, is valid from January 27, 2015.
India's H-1B Visa Remains Under U.S President's Main Concerns

India's H-1B Visa Remains Under U.S President's Main Concerns

January 28, 2015

U.S President Barack Obama assured Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he shall consider India’s concern on the H-1B visa issue as part of his immigration reform, stated U.S officials on Monday.
USCIS Published Revised Form I-129

USCIS Published Revised Form I-129

January 26, 2015

A revised Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker has been published recently by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
DHS Announced Extension of Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador

DHS Announced Extension of Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador

January 20, 2015

The 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of El Salvador will take effect on March 10, 2015, through Sept. 9, 2016, announced Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.
68 Countries Eligible to Participate in U.S H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs Announced

68 Countries Eligible to Participate in U.S H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs Announced

December 31, 2014

Nationals of the Czech Republic, Denmark, Madagascar, Portugal, and Sweden will be eligible to participate in the U.S H-2A and H-2B Visa programs for the coming year, according to a recent announcement published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the Federal Register on December 16, 2014.
How Immigration Policy Changes Open Doors for Overseas Entrepreneurs

How Immigration Policy Changes Open Doors for Overseas Entrepreneurs

December 23, 2014

On 20 November 2014, Homestay Security Secretary Jeh Johnson released a memo which outlined how the changes of policies at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would support U.S. economic growth.
USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas For 6th Fiscal Year

USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas For 6th Fiscal Year

December 16, 2014

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has now approved the statutory maximum of 10,000 applications for U-1 nonimmigrant status (U Visas) for Fiscal Year 2015, making the sixth straight year that USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since it began issuing U visas in 2008.
President Obama Announces Significant Reforms to Immigration System

President Obama Announces Significant Reforms to Immigration System

November 28, 2014

The Department of Homeland and Security (DHS) has announced significant reforms to the US immigration system based on Obama's executive actions. The DHS aims to increase border security, focus enforcement resources, and ensure accountability in U.S immigration.