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USCIS Will Accept H-1B Visa Applications for 2015 Starting in April 2014

On April 1, 2014, the USCIS will be accepting applications for H-1B visas for the 2015 year. For help with these applications, contact the Hanlon Law Group. Starting on April 1, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be starting to accept H-1B visa petitions for the 2015 year. Applicants [...]

By |2018-04-23T14:33:33+00:00March 26th, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B Visas, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on USCIS Will Accept H-1B Visa Applications for 2015 Starting in April 2014

Senator Proposes New Permanent Visa Quotas for Graduates of U.S. Schools

An immigration lawyer can explain a range of employment-based visas, including H-1B work visas and L-1 work visas for executives who need to work in the U.S. As controversial as many immigration issues have become in the U.S., most politicians and economists recognize the economic benefits of granting permanent residency to skilled [...]

By |2018-04-20T16:29:26+00:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Employment Eligibility, Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B Visas, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on Senator Proposes New Permanent Visa Quotas for Graduates of U.S. Schools

No Parole Required for H and L Visa Holders

The INS issued a memo ending the requirement that H and L nonimmigrants obtain advance parole before traveling once an "adjustment of status" has been filed. The INS recently issued a memorandum eliminating the requirement that H and L nonimmigrants obtain advance parole before traveling abroad once an "adjustment of status" or [...]

By |2018-04-06T19:25:41+00:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B Visas, U.S. Immigration Law|Comments Off on No Parole Required for H and L Visa Holders

H-1 BONANZA! Clinton to Sign New Law

The new law will allow workers seeking to accept new employment in H-1B status to begin working for the new employer as soon as the new petition is filed. On October 4, 2000 the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved S. 2045, the Bill sponsored by Senators Abraham and Hatch, which had breezed [...]

By |2018-03-28T16:55:50+00:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B Visas|Comments Off on H-1 BONANZA! Clinton to Sign New Law

Congress to Increase H-1B Visa CAP/ Dissolve INS

members of Congress have introduced a bill to increase the number of available H-1b visas and to dismantle and reorganize the INS. Following much debate in Washington over recent months, members of Congress introduced a bill to increase the number of available H-1b visas by another 85,000 in each of the next [...]

By |2018-03-26T17:07:18+00:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B Visas, Immigration News|Comments Off on Congress to Increase H-1B Visa CAP/ Dissolve INS

Congress Moves to Raise H-1B CAP

What Congress has yet to agree on, however, is exactly how to implement an increase in the number of H-1B visas available. Finally, Congress is in unanimous agreement that America needs professional workers to sustain the economic growth we have been enjoying for the past five years. Both Republicans and Democrats also [...]

By |2018-03-23T17:42:46+00:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B Visas|Comments Off on Congress Moves to Raise H-1B CAP

USCIS ANTICIPATES H-1B LOTTERY

USCIS announced this week that it anticipates that the annual quota or "cap" of H-1B Visa Petitions may be exhausted within one week of the opening date of April 1, 2013. If the USCIS receives as many H-1B Petitions as it expects (in excess of the 65,000 "regular" cap and 20,000 "Master's cap" visa petitions [...]

By |2018-04-17T18:15:47+00:00March 28th, 2013|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B Visas|Comments Off on USCIS ANTICIPATES H-1B LOTTERY

Workshops, legal consultation can help citizenship applicants

Applying for U.S. citizenship is not as simple as filing out a few documents and getting your approval through the mail. This is not meant to discourage people who qualify for citizenship from applying -- it is merely something to realize going into the process. Obtaining U.S. citizenship can be complicated, and it that can [...]

By |2018-03-28T17:00:05+00:00December 4th, 2012|Categories: H-1B Visas, Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Workshops, legal consultation can help citizenship applicants