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Visa Options for Some Who Missed this Year?s H-1B Cap

On April 10th USCIS announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year 2015 as well as the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption. In total USCIS received about 172,500 H-1B petitions. For those individuals who were not selected in the H-1B

USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

USCIS announced on April 7 that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption. USCIS received about 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period which began April

A different kind of musician case

As a firm that does a substantial number of musician O-1 cases, we noted with interest Justin Bieber appearing in the recent immigration news – not, however, for having played a critical role for a distinguished organization. Rather, he is suspected of having caused over $400 worth of damage by egging a neighbor’s home, a felony in California.

Another Republican Voice for Immigration Reform

Republican Grant Woods, Arizona Attorney General from 1991 to 1999 authored a January 12 op-ed entitled “Broad immigration reform long overdue for U.S.” He makes the point that under current policy valuable resources are diverted from deterring criminal activity to enforcing a “civil federal violation.” Tellingly, he adds “ we

Immigrant cancer researchers save lives, but face immigration challenges

According to a new report issued by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), 42% of the Cancer researchers at America’s top cancer centers are immigrants. 

Exploding myths about the impact of immigration on jobs, economy, government spending

A Brookings Institution report explodes a number of myths that have led many U.S. citizens to see immigration as a threat to their economic well-being.

Obama backs "Startup Visas" for foreign-born tech entrepreneurs

President Obama called on Congress on Tuesday to create a special visa category that allows foreign-born entrepreneurs who launch successful startups to remain in the country.