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USCIS services moving more online

On August 29, 2011 USCIS announced that it will be changing a series of federal regulations so that filings and benefits requests will be handled electronically.  The changes are designed...

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Fire undocumented worker & use as contractor

I recently had a consultation with an employer who had several employees working for him but the employer had not completed I-9 forms for any of them.  I informed the...

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H-1B cap update August 12, 2011

As of August 12, 2011 approximately 25,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions have been receipted in by USCIS.  An additional 14,700 petitions for immigrants with advanced degrees have also been receipted in.

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H-1B numbers for July 2011

As of July 22, 2011 USCIS has receipted 21,600 H-1B cap subject petitions and 13,300 Masters cap exemption H-1B petitions.  There's still plenty of time for employers and employees to...

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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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