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Monthly Archives from January 2015

Executive Action is under Attack!

Seventeen states including; Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin have filed suit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the President’s executive action. The main issues of the dispute are the constitutionality over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (“DAPA”) programs.  The programs allow certain undocumented young adults and their parents to […]

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The February Visa Bulletin is Released

The bulletin shows a slight forward movement in all visa preference categories and a potential monthly movement for family and employment categories through May 2015. In February, the priority date for EB-3 China will be more than 17 months ahead of EB-2 China which could lead to a significant number of filings for EB-3 China and might require correction later in the fiscal year.  EB-2 India will be at Sept. 1, 2005 and is expected to […]

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What About Alternatives to Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions?

FAQ: Alternatives to Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions While many foreign nationals might have to wait until next April for another chance at H-1B status, the following options should be considered for affected employees: >>Return to FAQ H-1B’s that are Cap-Exempt These include petitions for employment at an institution of higher education, or a related or affiliated nonprofit entity, nonprofit research organization, or governmental research organization and physicians on J-1 visas who receive H-1B status through the […]

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