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Summary of Georgia Immigration law

The new Georgia Immigration law has caused a lot of confusion and questions.  I have been fielding calls from concerned immigrants and employers in the past few weeks since the...

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Judge halts parts of anti-immigration law

Breaking news.  A federal judge has granted an injunction against certain parts of the Georgia Immigration law that were supposed to go into effect on July 1, 2011.  More information...

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H-1B numbers as of June 17, 2011

As of June 17, 2011 there have been 16,300 cap eligible H-1B petitions filed towards the 65,000 H-1B visas available every year.  An additional 10,800 H-1B petitions have been filed...

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I-9 Central for your I-9 questions

On May 13, 2011 USCIS announced the launch of I-9 Central.  The site provides “employers and employees simple one-click access to resources, tips and guidance to properly complete Form I-9...

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USCIS Launches Secure Mail Initiative

As an immigration attorney I sometimes have consultations with people who are in removal proceedings because they did not receive a notice from USCIS (at least that’s what they claim). ...

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Ooops! You didn’t win the lottery

On Friday, May 13th the State Department announced that the results of the 2012 Diversity Lottery it had previously posted were invalid and voided.  Every year 50,000 Lottery winners are...

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US Chamber of Commerce Immigration Myths and Facts

The US Chamber of commerce recently released a pamphlet entitled “Immigration Myths and Facts”.  It’s an interesting read and the assertions are backed up with citations to numerous studies.  The...

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Updated H-1B numbers as of April 22, 2011

The H-1B numbers are still pretty lackluster so far.  USCIS released an updated count on April 26, 2011.  According to the USCIS press release USCIS has received 8,000 H-1B petitions...

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New combined EAD and Advance Parole document

On February 11, 2011 USCIS announced that it will begin issuing employment and travel authorization on a single card.  According to the announcement the cards will be issued to qualified...

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Dismal H-1B filing season so far

Initial H-1B numbers for fiscal year 2012 are dismal.  USCIS released a memorandum on April 8, 2011 stating that it had received 5,900 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 cap...

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