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Notario fraud

A sad reality of the American immigration process is that immigrants are sometimes taken advantage of.  One common way that this happens is when immigrants put their immigration status and...

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Your rights under E-verify

In Georgia and throughout the United States some employers are required to use the E-verify program (Check out this blog post for more information on E-verify requirements imposed by Georgia’s...

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US Supreme Court to hear immigration arguments

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments regarding Arizona’s immigration law.  The court’s decision will have an effect on immigration laws passed in other states including Georgia. ...

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H-1B cap reached

USCIS issued a press release on November 23, 2011 stating that as of November 22, 2011 all 65,000 H-1B petitions for the fiscal year have been used up.  Only eight...

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H-1B count as of November 2011

As of November 14, 2011, all 20,000 H-1B Masters Exempt H-1B visas have been taken.  In addition, USCIS is reporting that 56,300 of the 65,000 regular cap H-1Bs have been...

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Obama’s deportation record

The Obama administration has proven itself an unlikely stalwart in the removal of illegal immigrants from the United States.  Many who are skeptical of the administration’s immigration policy were surprised...

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Entrepreneurs in Residence

On October 11, 2011 USCIS issued a press release announcing its “Entrepreneurs in Residence” initiative.  “This new innovative initiative will utilize industry expertise to strengthen USCIS policies and practices surrounding...

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H-1B filing fees used to train US workers

The American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA) requires every H-1B petitioner to pay a training fee of either $750 or $1500 (depending on the size of the...

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Diversity Visa Program begins October 4, 2011

Every year the US government conducts a lottery offering permanent resident status to 50,000 individuals from countries that are underrepresented in the United States.  The program is known as the...

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H-1B cap count as of September 9, 2011

USCIS announced last week that 32,200 H-1B filings have been approved or received by USCIS.  In addition, 16,700 of 20,000 available H-1B Master’s Exemption filings have also been approved or...

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