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H2B Cap Count Update
June 26, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of June 21, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 24,453 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
Re-designation and 18-Month Extension of TPS for Syria
June 18, 2013
USCIS has announced that the Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, has re-designated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for Syria from 10/01/13 through 03/31/15. Syrian nationals and individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria who currently have TPS must re-register during a 60-day re-registration period that runs from 06/17/13 through 08/16/13. A Syrian national, or an individual having no nationality who last habitually resided in Syria, may be eligible for TPS under the re-designation if he or she has continuously resided in the United States since June 17, 2013 and has been continuously physically present in the United States since October 1, 2013.
H2B Cap Count Update
June 18, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of June 14, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 23,917 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
H2B Cap Count Update
June 11, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2013 employment. As of June 7, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 23,240 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
Pre-Adoption Immigration Review (PAIR) Requirement for Adoptions in Ethiopia
June 11, 2013
USCIS has announced that the government of Ethiopia has informed the U.S. that effective September 1, 2013, it will require all adoption cases filed by United States prospective adoptive parents to undergo the U.S. Pre-Adoption Immigration Review (PAIR) process. Prospective adoptive parents will initiate PAIR by filing a Form I-600 with USCIS before completing the adoption in Ethiopia. If USCIS makes a preliminary determination that the child appears eligible to immigrate to the United States, USCIS will issue a PAIR letter. Prospective adoptive parents must include the PAIR letter in the adoption dossier they submit to initiate the adoption.
H2B Cap Count Update
June 04, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2013 employment. As of May 31, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 22,393 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
TPS Extended for Salvadorans
May 31, 2013
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has announced the extension of TPS for eligible nationals of El Salvador for an additional 18 months, beginning September 10, 2013, and ending March 9, 2015. Current Salvadoran beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from May 30, 2013, through July 29, 2013. To re-register, current TPS beneficiaries must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status.
H2B Cap Count Update
May 29, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2013 employment. As of May 24, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 21,406 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
H2B Cap Count Update
May 21, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2013 employment. As of May 17, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 20,712 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
H2B Cap Count Update
May 16, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2013 employment. As of May 10, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 20,424 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.

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