September 2011 Immigration Newsletter

Our September 2011 immigration newsletter has been released.  In this issue, we discuss the following important immigration topics: USCIS Changes I-797 Approval NoticeA Department of Homeland Security, 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...
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H-1B Cap Update – September 9, 2011

The 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 Service (USCIS) updated its Fiscal YearCurrently, the twelve-month period beginning October 1 and ending September 30. Historically, until 1831 and from 1843-49, the...
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USCIS Enhancing EB-5 Regional Center Designation Process

USCIS is currently implementing the first phase in a series of proposed enhancements to the EB-5 program.  Beginning now, Form I-924 applicants will be able to communicate directly with USCIS adjudicators via e-mail in an effort to streamline the process and quickly raise and resolve issues and questions that arise during the adjudication process. Information on how direct e-mail communication...
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DV Lottery 2013 Begins October 4, 2011

The U.S. Department of State announced that the online registration period for the 2013 DiversityA category of immigrants replacing the earlier categories for nationals of underrepresented countries and countries adversely “affected” by the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965 (P.L. 89-236). The annual limit on diversity immigration was 40,000 during fiscal years 1992-94, under...
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H-1B Cap Update – August 26, 2011

The 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 Service (USCIS) updated its Fiscal YearCurrently, the twelve-month period beginning October 1 and ending September 30. Historically, until 1831 and from 1843-49, the...
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