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2014 Diversity Lottery begins October 2nd

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program begins next month and provides up to 55,000 diversity visas (DVs) annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Online registration for the DV-2014 Program will begin on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at …Read More

USCIS Director Mayorkas’ teleconference on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Today, August 3, 2012, Kazmi & Sakata attended a teleconference from the USCIS Director Mayorkas. The Director clarified many details with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) process. He provided helpful information, but noted one important aspect. The new application form and more details for qualifications will be made available on August 15th. This …Read More

London Embassy Hours during the Olympics

Due to the 2012 Olympics, the U.S. Embassy in London will have longer hours of service for U.S. citizens from Friday, July 27 through Tuesday, August 14. Public hours will be from 7:30 am until 7:00 pm Monday through Friday.Appointments are required for routine services such as passports or birth registration services. U.S. citizens needing …Read More

Deferred Action for ages 16 to 30

Over the past three years, this Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. As DHS continues to focus its limited enforcement resources on the removal of individuals who pose a danger to national security …Read More

H1-B Quota is Filled

On June 12, 2012, the USCIS has declared that all 65,000 and the additional 20,000 for Master Degree petitions have been taking. The USCIS stated: “On June 11, 2012, USCIS received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY 2013. On June 7, 2012, USCIS also received more than 20,000 H-1B …Read More

H1Bs Quickly Going

On May 30th, the USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap subject H1-B petitions. As of May 25th, 2012, 48,400 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 17,500 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

H1B Update & Receipt Delays

On May 23rd, the USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap subject H1-B petitions. As of May 18th, 2012, 42,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 16,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees. In addition, the UCSIS has confirmed a delay in issuance of I-129 receipts. Due to the high number …Read More

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