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April 08, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Update: USCIS Received 124,000 FY 2014 Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions, Conducted Lottery on April 7, 2013

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has conducted the computer-generated random selection process (commonly known as the “H-1B lottery”), to select H-1B petitions for processing to meet the caps of 20,000 for the H-1B U.S....

April 05, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

USCIS Announces FY 2014 H-1B Cap Has Been Met; Lottery to be Conducted

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this afternoon (Friday, April 5, 2013) that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the H-1B numerical limitation of 65,000 (commonly known as the “H-1B cap”) for fiscal...

April 04, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

H-1B Cap Filings Update

On April 1, 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began receiving H-1B petitions filed by employers for fiscal year 2014. USCIS has announced that it anticipates it may meet the numerical quota between April 1, 2013, and...

March 26, 2013
Stephen Tarnoff

Company Options After the H-1B Cap is Reached

H-1B visas are capped at 65,000 annually, with an additional 20,000 set aside for those with master's degrees from U.S. colleges and universities. With the April 1st H-1B filing date rapidly approaching, and the uncertainty of knowing when the H-1B...

March 21, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

USCIS Adjudication of Certain Premium Processing FY-2014 Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions To Be Delayed

The filing period for H-1B Petitions subject to the H-1B Cap for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2013 (FY-2014), will begin on April 1, 2013.  However, the USCIS has announced that Premium Processing adjudications for these types of cases...

March 13, 2013
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

USCIS Releases New Form I-9 – Changes to Form and Tips for Employers

On March 8, 2013, USCIS released the much anticipated new two-page Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form. The form was updated to address the common issues associated with the previous one-page form. The good news is that USCIS has taken...

March 08, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

President Obama signs Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization into Law

On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization into law at a signing ceremony at the White House.  The President was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who was the original author of VAWA, and...

March 05, 2013
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

Legal Status for Victims of Crimes

Most undocumented individuals living in the U.S. are less likely to contact law enforcement if they are a victim of a crime due to the fear of deportation. To minimize this fear and to strengthen the ability of law enforcement...

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