Hello and welcome to the October 2005 Immigration Newsletter!
The past month saw everyone in our office working day and night, sometimes even over the weekends. The release of October Visa Bulletin came in with the expected news of a tough time for employment-based (EB) immigrant visa petitions. So we had to work especially hard to prepare and file the I-140 and I-485 cases for our clients in order to meet the September 30 deadline. Our Attorneys and staff were all quite relieved when the final case was filed.
Apart from the case filings, we also conducted a record number of consultations through our Consult Attorney service in the last two months. This service is one of our efforts to provide inexpensive and affordable consultations to our users – both online and by telephone. We feel proud when we are able to help our clients through the difficult and, very often, tiring immigration process. One such instance is shared with you in our Success Stories section.
On my part, I was also busy with the continuous flow of emails received from you. Believe me, we go through each and every email that we receive from our friends, and it feels so encouraging when you participate in our continuous efforts to enhance the design, features and content of your Immigration Monitor. A few of our friends suggested that we carry some information on the Green Card Lottery. So we decided to devote our In Focus section this time to the DV Lottery process.
Immigration Quiz is getting more and more difficult to judge. The winner this time is – Sonja Lueg. Congratulations for winning a FREE online consultation! Over 95% of the friends who participated in Your Opinion, our monthly poll, are of the view that spouses on H-4 visas should be allowed to work in the US. I hope our Congressmen and Senators will take this into consideration.
The Industry Perspective section covers the increase in activity during the past few weeks for employment-based visas, and discusses the effect of this development on employers.
Since most of the newsletter this month focuses on green cards, we thought it would a good idea to explain the EB-5 category also. This month’s Immigration Article is Buying a Green Card: EB-5 Investor Visa.
I hope you enjoy this issue of Immigration Monitor.Do let me know if you would like to see a specific topic covered in future editions. And hey, do you know that you can share this newsletter with your friends or with other people who might be interested in our informative content? Click on Email to a Friend and we will send the Immigration Monitor to them on your behalf.
See you next time with more from the immigration front.