NEW N-400 FORM IS A MIXED BAG

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

USCIS has released a new form N-400 used to apply for citizenship as part of their continuing initiative to add barcodes to allow the information on the forms submitted to be easily scanned into their systems.  The new form is more than double the length of the prior forms so is surely going to be…

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H-1B Visa Cap Reached!

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2010. USCIS is hereby notifying the public that Dec. 21, 2009 is the “final receipt date” for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an employment start date in…

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H-1B visas almost gone!!

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Last count shows that 61,100 of the 65,000 H-1B visas have been used up. Once this cap is reached, then no more H-1B visas will be available until October 1st, 2010. There has been a surge of filings in the last few weeks and we expect the cap to be reached any day now. Companies…

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Human Trafficking in New Jersey

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/09/human_trafficking_trial_to_beg.html Since the dawn of our nation, slavery and indentured servitude have persisted although the nomenclature may have evolved to trafficking and bonded labor.  While it may be true that in many societies surrendering one’s children to the local Don, Headman, or simply wealth merchant, in hopes that they will obtain a better life still…

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