EB-5 Investor Pilot Program Extended Until September 2009

U.S. 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 Services (USCIS) announced that the EB-5 Immigrantan alien admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Permanent residents are also commonly referred to as...
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How Should an April 1, 2009 H-1B Application Be Organized?

The USCIS recently answered this question in a FAQ memo on H-1B filings.  USCIS recomments that petitioners clearly label all H-1B cap cases in red ink on the top margin of Form I-129.  Use the following codes: Regular Cap (65,000 regular cap cases, not including Chile/Singapore cap cases) C/S Cap (Chile/Singapore H-1B1s) U.S.Masters   (20,000 cap...
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USCIS Announces New H-1B Requirements for Companies That Receive TARP Funding

U.S. 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 Services (USCIS) announced additional requirements for employers who receive funds through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) or under section 13 of the Federal Reserve...
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Q/A from Webinar on Immigration and Layoffs

On Wednesday March 11, 2009, our law firm conducted a Webinar for non-immigrantan alien admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Permanent residents are also commonly referred to as immigrants; however, the Immigration and NationalityThe country of a person’s citizenship or country in which the person is deemed a nationalA person owing permanent allegiance to a state. Act...
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H-1B Frequently Asked Questions FY 2010

The new H-1B filing period for 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...
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