Hello and welcome to the September 2005 Immigration Newsletter!
What an impressive way to start a relationship. I just can’t think of enough words to say Thank You for the wonderful response.
At the time of preparing the draft version of our first newsletter, we were deliberating whether we should have an Immigration Quiz that asks users to write down a response. Some argued we won’t get a single response… but hey… we got over thirty responses, and believe me, it was quite difficult selecting the best one. Congratulations to the winner of our first Immigration Quiz – Olusola Davies. You win a FREE online consultation.
More than 160 friends cast their vote in Your Opinion and over 85% agreed that the current annual H-1B Cap should be raised.
The days to come are likely to be harder on US employers. The H-1B Cap was reached in a record time this year. The Department of State released a warning in the September Visa Bulletin that Employment Based Green Card numbers may be heading towards a crisis. EB-3 numbers are currently not available. EB-1 and EB-2 numbers may not be current for Chinese and Indians from December onwards. The talk of the town is that Comprehensive Immigration Reforms are coming soon… all we can do is wait and watch.
So what do we have this time? We recently uploaded information related to L-1 Full Service for setting up a new office in the United States and an article on Forms of Business Entities in the US. In our In Focus section we talk about spouses on dependant visas who can work in the US. This week’s Immigration Article explains Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing alternatives for obtaining a green card.
Send us your feedback on how your Immigration Monitor is coming along, and also what you would like us to cover in the next issue. Since there are no formalities between friends, do let me know what you liked and what you didn’t like in this issue.