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H2B Returning Worker Deadline Looming
October 01, 2007
Despite a looming September 30, 2007, H2B returning worker deadline, Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (DMd.) today said she will not stop her fight to extend a crucial returning guest worker exemption from her Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act that protects small and seasonal businesses from a devastating cut to their workforce.
Senators Scrutinize the Usage of L1 Visa Program
June 29, 2007
Closely following on the heels of asking top foreign based companies to disclose details about their workforce and their use of the H1B visa program, Senators Chuck Grassley and Richard Durbin have now expressed fresh concerns over the use of L1 visa by companies who also use large numbers of H1B visas.
Senators ask for details on reported abuse of H1B and L1 visas
May 14, 2007
Due to some concerns raised over reported fraud and abuse of the H1B and L visa programs, and their impact on American workers, Senators Chuck Grassley and Richard Durbin have asked the top nine foreign based companies in 2006 that used nearly 20,000 of the available H1B visas, to disclose further details about their workforce and their use of the special visa program.
USCIS Issuance of Receipts for H1B Cap Cases OnGoing
May 11, 2007
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily experiencing a receipting/dataentry (DE) front log at its Service Centers due to the unprecedented volume of recent H1B filings. In an effort to give our customers more accurate information about current receipting timeframes and USCIS service level commitments, we are providing the following projections for fee receipting and data entry processing for H1B cap cases currently at our Service Centers.
USCIS updates count of FY2008 Masters Degree H1B Cap Filings
April 24, 2007
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an updated number of filings for H1B petitions filed on behalf of aliens with Masters or higher degrees obtained in U.S.
Change in H1B Procedures Trims Weeks off Final Selection Process
April 19, 2007
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it completed the computergenerated random selection process on April 12 to determine which H1B petitions subject to the congressionally mandated H1B cap for fiscal year 2008 (FY 2008) would be accepted for processing. USCIS announced that it had received enough petitions on April 3 to meet the cap for FY 2008 and that it would conduct a computergenerated random selection of capsubject petitions filed on Monday, April 2, and Tuesday, April 3. As a result of the high volume of petitions subject to the computergenerated random selection process, USCIS did not conduct dataentry of all capsubject filings. Rather, it developed new procedures that enabled the agency to efficiently process capsubject petitions.
USCIS Proposes Revisions for Religious Worker Visa Classifications
April 19, 2007
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) propose to amend existing regulations pertaining to special immigrant and nonimmigrant religious worker visa classifications. The proposed rule focuses on how the agency can best ensure the integrity of the religious worker program by eliminating opportunities for fraud in the program while, at the same time, streamlining the process for lawful petitioners.
USCIS runs random selection process for H1Bs
April 13, 2007
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that on April 12 it conducted the computergenerated random selection process to determine which H1B petitions, subject to the congressionally mandated H1B cap for fiscal year 2008 (FY 2008), would continue to final processing. USCIS completed this determination ahead of the preliminary schedule noted on April 3, when it announced it had received enough petitions to meet the cap for FY 2008.
USCIS Announces Extension of Filing Time for O & P Nonimmigrant Petitions
April 11, 2007
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) give petitioners more time to bring foreign workers with extraordinary abilities to the United States. Petitioners can file nonimmigrant petitions O and P up to one year before a scheduled event, competition or performance, under normal processing procedures. USCIS is making the change through a final rule that was transmitted to the Federal Register for publication on April 16, 2007.
USCIS updates count of FY 2008 H1B Cap Filings
April 10, 2007
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an updated number of filings today as the counting of H1B petitions received on April 2 and 3 continues. On April 3, USCIS announced that it had received enough petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for fiscal year 2008 (FY 2008) and that it would conduct a computergenerated random selection of capsubject petitions filed on Monday (April 2) and Tuesday (April 3) to determine which cases would be accepted for processing.

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