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H2B Cap Count Update
February 07, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of February 3, 2012, USCIS has received filings on behalf of approximately 31,626 beneficiaries, and approved approximately, 24,015 H2B beneficiaries against the cap amount of 33,000 for the 1st half of FY 2012.
USCIS Announces Inability to Approve Form I-800 for Adoptions from Vietnam
February 04, 2012
USCIS has announced that until further notice, it will not be able to approve any Form I-800 that is filed on behalf of a child to be adopted from Vietnam. Because U.S. prospective adoptive parents cannot complete the immigration process for an adopted child from Vietnam, USCIS has urged parents to not file any Form I-800 on behalf of a child to be adopted from Vietnam, and not to file Form I-800A, identifying Vietnam as the country from which they seek to adopt.
H2B Cap Count Update
February 01, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of January 27, 2012, USCIS has received filings on behalf of approximately 29,301 beneficiaries, and approved approximately, 21,689 H2B beneficiaries against the cap amount of 33,000 for the 1st half of FY 2012.
H2B Cap Count Update
January 24, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of January 20, 2012, USCIS has received filings on behalf of approximately 25,993 beneficiaries, and approved approximately, 18,220 H2B beneficiaries against the cap amount of 33,000 for the 1st half of FY 2012.
USCIS Announces 58 Countries Whose Nationals are Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Participation
January 18, 2012
USCIS has announced that the DHS has identified 58 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B programs for the coming year. In addition to the 53 countries currently on the list, five countries, namely, Haiti, Iceland, Montenegro, Spain, and Switzerland, have been designated for the first time this year. Each country’s designation is valid for one year from the date of publication. This new list does not immediately affect the status of beneficiaries who are currently in the United States in H-2A or H-2B status, unless they apply to change or extend their status.
H2B Cap Count Update
January 18, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of January 13, 2012, USCIS has received filings on behalf of approximately 22,817 beneficiaries, and approved approximately, 16,571 H2B beneficiaries against the cap amount of 33,000 for the 1st half of FY 2012.
H2B Cap Count Update
January 15, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the first half of fiscal year 2012 employment. As of January 07, 2012, USCIS has received filings on behalf of approximately 20,207 beneficiaries, and approved approximately, 14,287 H2B beneficiaries against the cap amount of 33,000 for the 1st half of FY 2012.
H2B Cap Count Update
January 03, 2012
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the first half of fiscal year 2012 employment. As of December 30, 2011, USCIS has received filings on behalf of approximately 17,176 beneficiaries, and approved approximately, 11,414 H2B beneficiaries against the cap amount of 33,000.
H2B Cap Count Update
December 30, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the first half of fiscal year 2012 employment. As of December 23, 2011, USCIS has received filings on behalf of approximately 14,903 beneficiaries, and approved approximately, 11,078 H2B beneficiaries against the cap amount of 33,000.
TPS Re-registration Period for Honduran and Nicaraguan Nationals Ends 01/05/2012
December 28, 2011
USCIS has reminded that the open re-registration period for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua ends on 01/05/2012. To re-register, current TPS beneficiaries must submit an Application for Temporary Protected Status, Form I-821. TPS re-registrants must also submit an Application for Employment Authorization, Form I-765, regardless of whether they are applying for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD.

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