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2016 Diversity Visa Program Registration

The 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) will open at noon (EDT) on Wednesday, October 1, and will close at noon (EST) on Monday, November 3, 2014. Applicants must submit entries electronically during this period using the State Department’s electronic DV entry form.  Paper entries will not be accepted.  All entrants must print and retain their online […]

Joe Biden Promises Obama Will Act on Immigration

A CBS News article details how President Obama is “absolutely committed to moving forward” with comprehensive immigration reform, Vice President Joe Biden told a frustrated group of Hispanic leaders Monday.

Helpful Immigration Links

Visit our Immigration Links page, to: Check the status of your immigration case at USCIS Online Check out USCIS processing times for different application types Change your address on-line with USCIS Make an InfoPass appointment to visit your local USCIS office Look up particular immigration application forms and instructions Review 100 study questions for your […]

Businesses Want Immigration Reform – They Can’t Find Enough Workers

Drowned out by the recent crisis at our borders is the real need of businesses, which cannot find enough workers.  This CNN.com article explains there is a shortage of workers at all levels, labor, professional, and more.

Video – Why we are suing the government

“We are not willing to accept that THIS is how the United States treats people who come here seeking refuge.” Please watch this important 2 minute video to learn about the lawsuits the American Immigration Council has filed recently to protect thousands of voiceless mothers and children.  Through these lawsuits the American Immigration Council is working […]

H-1B Visas for Nurses

On July 11, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum providing guidance on the adjudication of H-1B petitions for nursing positions. The memo assists USCIS officers in determining whether a nursing position meets the definition of a specialty occupation. The memo states that it supersedes any prior guidance on the subject […]

Progress Made With US Visa System

On August 13, 2014, the State Department announced that it has made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. DOS is working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity, and continues to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases.  DOS is printing […]

Immigration Reform Wish List

1. Increase the H-1B quota from 65,000 to 180,000 – so American employers can hire the foreign professional workers they need all year long. 2. Give work permits to the dependent family members of H-1B workers. 3. Allow foreign graduate students to remain in the U.S. after graduation, at least if they have full-time, permanent jobs […]

Approved H-1Bs With October 1st Start Date May Apply for Visas Now

Beneficiaries of approved H-1B petitions with an October 1, 2014 start date may now begin filing their visa applications at U.S. consular posts. According to a State Department regulation: “Posts are authorized to accept H visa petitions and issue visas to qualified applicants up to 90 days in advance of applicants’ beginning of employment status. […]

Immigrants are important to U.S. science and engineering

A recent article by The American Immigration Council discusses two new reports by The National Foundation for American Policy. One report highlights the increasing importance of immigrants to science and engineering in America. Among the report’s various findings are that 42 percent of researchers at the top seven cancer research centers are foreign-born. Additionally, the […]

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