Hello and welcome to the October 2006 Immigration Newsletter!
October has been an eventful month for everyone here at VisaPro, particularly the team in our India office. Last month I informed you about our proposed seminars and workshops on U.S. Immigration Strategies in various cities and promised to bring you updates from all these events. Our activity started with a seminar in the capital city of India – New Delhi on 9th of October, followed by another seminar in Pune the next day. Over 325 representatives from various companies attended these two seminars.
After a day’s break we organized workshops in Bangalore and Chennai. The response to the workshops was overwhelming as all the seats were booked within a few days from the start of registrations. Over 220 professionals, comprising of HR professionals, CEOs and executives, enjoyed the interactive sessions and participated in various team activities. We ended the week by inviting 35 representatives from various companies for an interactive Q&A Session with the Attorney in Hyderabad.
Starting next month we shall be presenting various articles on our experiences during these events and what our attendee companies shared with us. The planning for these events started in August and since then, many of our US and India team members were involved in making these events successful. All those sleepless nights spent together… the planned timelines seeming to go awry… the missed heartbeats when the airlines missed our baggage containing material for the event the next day…and much more… I am sure you would love to view things from the perspective of our speakers and team members. Click here to view various photographs from all the activities across India.
Our interaction with the professionals and executives from various companies doing business with the U.S. has helped us in generating new ideas on what to cover in your Immigration Monitor. The most important issue faced by every U.S. employer today is how to survive the H-1B cap. This month we have an interesting article – ‘What to do when H-1B cap is reached’ – in the Immigration Article section. We have also received a lot of queries regarding the PERM labor certification process. In the In Focus section of this month’s newsletter, we bring an overview of the PERM process for Green Cards.
During the last couple of months, we conducted a survey amongst our readers regarding the sections of the newsletter they like the most. Over 46% say they look forward to more and more immigration news and a fourth of the participants like the Questions and Answers section. We also received encouraging feedback and a lot of suggestions on how to improve your Immigration Monitor. You will see a lot of your suggestions being implemented in the coming months.
Congratulations to Ananda Roy for winning last month’s Immigration Quiz to receive a FREE online consultation with a VisaPro attorney. Put on your thinking caps for your responses to this month’s question.
Continue sharing your feedback to improve your Immigration Monitor. I will see you next month with the latest happenings from the immigration world.