U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Eliminate Paper Arrival/Departure Documents

Effective April 30, 2013, foreign national nonimmigrants arriving by air or sea will not have to complete a paper Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Document upon arrival in the U.S.  Instead, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) will physically stamp each nonimmigrant’s admission and electronically record it from each applicant’s electronic travel record.  According to CBP, nonimmigrant …

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Visa Bulletin For October 2011

Number 37 Volume IXWashington, D.C. A. STATUTORY NUMBERS1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during October. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security reports applicants for adjustment of status. Allocations were made, to the extent possible, …

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November 12, 2010: H-1B Availability

As of November 12, 2010, USCIS has receipted approximately 47,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions.  Additionally, it has receipted 17,400 H-1B for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.  Federal law exempts the first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed for foreign nationals who have obtained U.S. masters or higher degrees from the 65,000 overall H-1B cap.

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ICE to Issue 500 More Notices of Inspection to US Employers Nationwide as Part of its Workforce Compliance Efforts

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) plans to issue more than 500 Notices of Inspection to US employers nationwide, according to information received on September 16, 2010. ICE’s efforts are based leads which the agency received regarding employers who allegedly engaged in hiring unauthorized workers and paid employees unfair wages, or who otherwise exploited workers. …

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