Visa Bulletin For December 2011

Number 39 Volume IX Washington, D.C. A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during December. 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 …

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Visa Bulletin For November 2011

Number 38 Volume IXWashington, D.C. A. STATUTORY NUMBERS1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during November. 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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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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Visa Bulletin for September 2011

Visa Bulletin for September 2011 Number 36Volume IXWashington, D.C. A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during September. 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 …

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H-1B Cap Reached for FY 2012

On November 23, 2001, USCIS announced on that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 H-1B nonimmigrant visas for the current fiscal year. New employment H-1B petitions which have been received by USCIS after November 22, 2011, its final receipt date, and which requested an employment start date during …

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Secretary Napolitano Discusses Border Security and Enforcement

Security along the U.S. border with Mexico is at an all-time high, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced in an October 2011 presentation at American University in Washington, D.C. As evidence, Secretary Napolitano reports that DHS has doubled the number of Border Patrol agents since 2001 to 18,000 agents today, and is using …

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Appeals Court Stays Parts of New Alabama Law

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court have stayed parts of Alabama’s controversial new immigration law, HB56, which requires schoolchildren and commuters to prove their immigration status, and makes it a crime to give an illegal immigrant a ride in a car. In October 2011, Atlanta’s 11th Circuit Court of Appeals …

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