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Visa Bulletin Jumps in September 2013

The month of August was a great time for those who applied in the Family-based 2A category (spouses and children of legal permanent residents) as we have previously discussed here. It looks like USCIS has continued pushing visa applications along and have made more categories current. For September, the F2A … Continue reading Visa Bulletin Jumps in September 2013

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Legal Issue Series – What to do about Delayed OPT Extensions

For many foreign students on F-1 visas, the practical American training they receive is just as important as their education. To this end, many F-1 students seek “OPT” or Optional Practical Training extensions so that they can stay longer to receive practical training. These OPT extensions are valuable because it … Continue reading Legal Issue Series – What to do about Delayed OPT Extensions

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USCIS Publishes E-Verify Program Reports

The E-Verify system is an optional screening tool for employers used to check an employee’s work authorization status. With mandatory E-verify participation a part of the CIR Bill (SB 744), it would be prudent for current and future business owners to be familiar with the E-verify system and its effectiveness. … Continue reading USCIS Publishes E-Verify Program Reports

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New Electronic I-94 Procedures

As of April 30, 2013, the Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) agency rolled out its new electronic I-94. This is an exciting development, because it will no longer require international temporary visitors (i.e. non-green card holders) to fill out a paper I-94 or have to continuously keep track of it. … Continue reading New Electronic I-94 Procedures

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Major EB-5 Updates

One of the major avenues available for immigration for entrepreneurial noncitizens is the EB-5 category. As we have covered in more detail before, the EB-5 program is for those who have $500,000 or $1 million to invest and can create 10 jobs. The EB-5 program has gone through many changes … Continue reading Major EB-5 Updates

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