Q and A on the New USCIS H/L Status Memo

Q: I held H1B status for two years from 2000-2002. I left the U.S. in 2002 and have been outside the U.S. since then. I have an employer who is willing to employ and sponsorThere are many ways to sponsor an alienAny person not a citizen or nationalA person owing permanent allegiance to a state of the United States.. The term "sponsor" in the immigration sense, often means to bring to the United...
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USCIS To Reissue RFEs for Special Immigrant Religious Workers

  The United States CitizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected. and Immigration Service (USCIS) recently found that some Requests for Evidence (RFE) were issued to petitioners for Special Immigrantan alien admitted to the United States...
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DOL Proposes Massive Changes in Labor Certification Processing

The Department of Laborcabinet level unit/ministry of United States Government that has responsibility for labor issues. It has responsibility for deciding whether certain foreign workers can work in the United States. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor web site. is proposing to make several significant changes to the way labor certificationRequirement for U.S. employers...
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Filing H1B Applications for Fiscal Year 2008

The fiscal yearCurrently, the twelve-month period beginning October 1 and ending September 30. Historically, until 1831 and from 1843-49, the twelve-month period ending September 30 of the respective year; from 1832-42 and 1850-67, ending December 31 of the respective year; from 1868-1976, ending June 30 of the respective year. The transition quarter (TQ) for 1976 covers the three-month period,...
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USCIS Reminds Prospective Adoptive Parents of New Chinese Government Rules

The United States CitizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected. and Immigration Service (USCIS) wants to ensure that prospective adoptive parents are aware of new rules for intercountry adoptions from China that go into effect on May 1, 2007. Yo
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