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Monthly Archives from May 2016

Alison H. Sausaman named the 2016 Michael K. Reese Quality of Life Award Recipient

The Florida Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Divisions Selects Alison H. Sausaman as the 2016 Michael K. Reese Award Recipient We are thrilled to announce that Associate Attorney Alison H. Sausaman has been named The Florida Bar Association Young Lawyers Division recipient of the 2016 Michael K. Reese Quality of Life Award. The Michael K. Reese Quality of Life Award is bestowed upon the person and/or entity that, through humanitarian respect, advances balance and fulfillment in […]

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USCIS Proposes to Increase Filing Fees

USCIS has issued a public notice proposing to increase the filing fees for most immigration petitions and applications. The proposed increase is significant and affects petitions filed by employers to secure work authorization of skilled workers. Some of the proposed increases are as follows:

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USCIS completes FY2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Data Entry

During the last few weeks, we have been receiving Receipt Notices for selected petitions and keeping our fingers crossed that we would get more. But, USCIS announced that it has completed the data entry for all of the FY17 H-1B petitions selected during the lottery. USCIS will begin returning all the H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. USCIS is unable to provide a definite time frame for returning these petitions and asks that no inquiries be submitted […]

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Students not selected under the FY17 H-1B lottery who are currently working under F-1/OPT STEM should strategically consider taking advantage of the new 24-month STEM OPT extension

Students not selected under the FY17 H-1B lottery who are currently working under F-1/OPT STEM should strategically consider taking advantage of the new 24-month STEM OPT extension Below, I review some of the key points of this rule and offer action items.   The new rule goes into effect May 10, 2016. Eligible students working under the 17-month OPT STEM must apply for the seven months extension between May 10, 2016, and August 8, 2016 […]

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