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Tag Archives: US Visa

The U.S. Immigration Bar Rightfully Condemns Bigoted, Discriminatory Rhetoric

Source: American Immigration Lawyers Association (Doc. 15120860) Central to the mission of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the promotion of justice and advocacy for fair and reasonable immigration laws. AILA condemns any proposal that would treat someone differently based upon nationality or religion. Bigotry and discrimination are anathema to the principles upon which […]

Jewish Group Advocates For and Provides Assistance to Muslims from Syria

HIAS, formerly Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. For more than 130 years, HIAS has been helping refugees rebuild their lives in safety and dignity.  Support this group, which fosters much-needed understanding […]

Update: USCIS Completes Data Entry for FY2016 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

Update by USCIS: May 5, 2015 From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesSent: Monday, May 04, 2015 2:54 PMSubject: USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions USCIS announced May 4, 2015, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random process. USCIS […]

Bloomberg: Getting a Visa Took Longer Than Building Instagram

In this Bloomberg article, read about how Instagram almost didn’t happen, and the U.S.’s convoluted immigration system would have been to blame.  Before Mike Krieger created the wildly popular photo-sharing app with business partner Kevin Systrom, he was living in Silicon Valley on a temporary work visa.  If not for some lucky breaks navigating the country’s […]

State Department No Longer Requires Original Documents for Consular Processing!

A State Department memorandum announces that the National Visa Center (NVC) will cease collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa (IV) applications as of November 12, 2014. Most applicants will be required to submit photocopies of supporting documents (such as birth, marriage, and police certificates) and will be instructed to take their original documents to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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