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H2B Cap Count Update
November 13, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of November 8, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 7,478 beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2014.
TPS Extension for Somalia
November 08, 2013
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Somalia has been extended for an additional 18 months, effective March 18, 2014, through September 17, 2015. Current Somali beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during a 60-day period that runs from November 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. To re-register, current TPS beneficiaries must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. Re-registrants do not need to pay the Form I-821 application fee, but they must submit the biometric fee, or a fee-waiver request, if they are age 14 or older. All TPS re-registrants must also submit Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
H2B Cap Count Update
November 05, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of November 1, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 7,258 beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2014.
H2B Cap Count Update
October 30, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of October 25, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 6,848 beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2014.
USCIS Alert to H-1B, H-2A and H-2B Petitioners Regarding Late Filing Due to Government Shutdown
October 19, 2013
USCIS has issued an alert that if an H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the primary reason for failing to timely file an extension of stay or change of status request was due to the government shutdown, it will consider the government shutdown as an extraordinary circumstance and excuse the late filing, if the petitioner meets all other applicable requirements.
H2B Cap Count Update
October 17, 2013
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of October 11, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 6,238 beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2014.
H2B Cap Count Update
April 10, 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 April 5, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 14,427 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa Program Extended
October 11, 2013
USCIS has announced that the passing of a bill by the Congress extending the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Iraqi nationals who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government, and signing of the same into law by the President on October 4, 2013, has permitted it to approve petitions or applications for visas or adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident in any Iraqi SIV case that were pending with it or with the Department of State (DOS) when the program expired on September 30, 2013. USCIS may also approve an additional 2,000 cases as long as the initial applications to the DOS Chief of Mission in Iraq are made by December 31, 2013.
H2B Cap Count Update
October 09, 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 September 30, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 28,233 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.
H2B Cap Count Update
October 03, 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 September 27, 2013, USCIS has approved approximately 28,213 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2013.

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