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USCIS Announces New Filing Option on behalf of Canadian TN Nonimmigrants
October 03, 2012
USCIS has announced that starting October 1, 2012, it will begin accepting the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, filed on behalf of Canadian citizens who are outside the United States and seeking classification as a TN nonimmigrant. Canadian citizens will continue to have the option of applying to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for TN classification in conjunction with an application for TN admission to the United States
H2B Cap Count Update
September 26, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2012 employment and the 1st half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of September 21, 2012, USCIS has approved approximately, 28,114 H2B beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2012 and 4,132 H2B beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2013.
Extension of TPS for Haiti
September 22, 2012
USCIS has announced that Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has extended Haitiís Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing this decision next week. USCIS has also announced that the 60-day re-registration period for current Haiti TPS beneficiaries will begin on the day the Federal Register notice is published, and individuals who have not continuously resided in the US since January 12, 2011 will not be eligible.
H2B Cap Count Update
September 18, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2012 employment and the 1st half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of September 14, 2012, USCIS has approved approximately, 28,093 H2B beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2012 and 3,561 H2B beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2013.
H2B Cap Count Update
September 11, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2012 employment and the 1st half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of September 7, 2012, USCIS has approved approximately, 28,092 H2B beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2012 and 3,251 H2B beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2013.
H2B Cap Count Update
September 06, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2012 employment and the 1st half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of August 31, 2012, USCIS has approved approximately, 28,020 H2B beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2012 and 2,548 H2B beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2013.
H2B Cap Count Update
August 29, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2012 employment and the 1st half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of August 24, 2012, USCIS has approved approximately, 27,867 H2B beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2012 and 1,894 H2B beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2013.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: USCIS Begins Accepting Requests
August 20, 2012
USCIS has announced that effective August 15, it will begin accepting requests for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, where-under certain people who came to the United States as children and meet other key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action. USCIS will review requests and make decisions on a case-by-case basis. Individuals requesting consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals must submit Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (with accompanying fees); and an I-765WS, Worksheet.
H2B Cap Count Update
August 07, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the 2nd half of fiscal year 2012 employment and the 1st half of fiscal year 2013 employment. As of August 3, 2012, USCIS has approved approximately, 27, 232 H2B beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2012 and 550 H2B beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2013.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: USCIS to begin accepting requests on August 15
August 07, 2012
USCIS has announced that it is finalizing a process by which potentially eligible individuals may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, and it expects to make all forms, instructions, and additional information relevant to the deferred action for childhood arrivals process available on August 15, 2012. USCIS will then immediately begin accepting requests for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals.

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