immigration news

  • Apr 13thH-1b Update: USCIS completes H-1b lottery – receives over 236,000 petitions

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2016, that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of … READ MORE »

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  • Apr 07thH-1B Visa Cap Reached for FY 2017

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. USCIS … READ MORE »

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  • Jun 23rdState Department Computer Glitch Creates A Visa Nightmare

    The State Department says it is working around the clock on a computer problem that’s having widespread impact on travel into the U.S. The glitch has practically shut down the visa application process. Of the 50,000 visa applications received every … READ MORE »

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  • Apr 07thUSCIS announces H-1b cap reached

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2016. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. … READ MORE »

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  • Nov 20thObama: ‘Our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it’

    CNBC – President Barack Obama announced his immigration reform plans to the country on Thursday. This plan, which will be enacted by executive action, “will help secure the border, hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that everyone … READ MORE »

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  • Nov 14thObama says: The immigration waiting game will end soon!

    Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama could take action as early as next week to protect undocumented immigrants with American-born children and those who entered the United States as children themselves from deportation, an administration official familiar with the plan … READ MORE »

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  • Jun 30thObama to take executive action on immigration

    Washington (CNN) — It’s their fault, President Barack Obama said Monday in blaming Republican inaction on immigration reform for escalating problems including a surge of undocumented children crossing the border from Mexico.   At a hastily scheduled Rose Garden appearance, … READ MORE »

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  • Apr 07thH-1B Visa Cap Reached for FY 2015

    USCIS has announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1b petitions to reach the statutory cap for Fiscal Year 2015.  The cap for Master’s degree has also been reached. .

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  • Feb 16thMcCain: ‘I won’t give up’ on immigration reform

    Sen. John McCain said Sunday he’s not abandoning immigration reform this year, warning that the country’s changing demographics make reform an imperative task for Republicans. “I have not given up hope that we will act – and we must act,” … READ MORE »

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  • Jan 27thHouse Republicans appear poised to unveil broad immigration plan

    House Republicans are poised this week to release their plan to overhaul the country’s immigration system, according to The New York Times.  The broad-stroke plan is expected to be released by House leaders at their annual retreat on Maryland’s Eastern … READ MORE »

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