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FY 2015 Limit Set for CNMI-Only Transitional Workers
September 30, 2014
DHS set the CW-1 limit for FY 2015 at 13,999 – a reduction of one from the FY 2014 limit of 14,000 – to meet the CNMI’s existing labor market needs and provide opportunity for potential growth, while meeting a regulatory requirement to reduce the numerical limit each year.
Diversity Visa Lottery for FY2016 Starts October 1, 2014
September 24, 2014
The DOS will begin accepting online registrations for the FY2016 DV lottery starting Wednesday, 10/1/2014 at 12pm EDT until Monday, 11/3/2014 at 12pm EST. The lottery results will be announced in May 2015. Foreign nationals selected in the FY2016 lottery can submit their Green Card applications starting 10/1/2015.
October 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB2 Priority Date Advances for China, Remains Stagnant for India
September 15, 2014
In the recently published U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for October 2014, the EB-2 priority dates advanced in respect to China and remain stagnant for India. The EB-3 priority dates advanced for all other countries.
DHS Announces 18-Month TPS Extension for Sudan
September 5, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will be extending the designation of Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from November 3, 2014 through May 2, 2016. Current Sudanese beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during a 60-day period that runs from September 2, 2014, through November 3, 2014. Eligible Sudan TPS beneficiaries who re-register during the 60-day period and request a new EAD will receive one with an expiration date of May 2, 2016.
H2B Cap Count Update
August 27, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the 2nd half of fiscal year 2014 and 1st half of fiscal year 2015 employment. As of August 22, 2014, USCIS has approved filings on behalf of approximately 25,915 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2014.
CBP Issues New Customs Declarations Form 6059B
August 2, 2014
The CBP has issued a new customs declaration form, Form 6059B, expanding the definition of family members for arriving travelers. As a result of this expansion, more U.S. returning resident and non-resident visitor families will be eligible to file a single customs declaration.
H2B Cap Count Update
July 24, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of July 18, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 24,769 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2014.
H2B Cap Count Update
July 18, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of July 14, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 24,638 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2014.
H2B Cap Count Update
July 10, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of July 7, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 24,490 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2014.
August 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB2 Priority Date Advances for India and China
July 10, 2014
In the recently published U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for August 2014, the EB-2 priority dates advanced in respect to both India and China. The EB-3 priority dates also advanced for India, China, and Philippines, but remained stagnant for all other countries.
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