Diversity Visa Lottery Opens October 2, 2012

The 2014 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 a transitional diversity program, and 55,000 beginning in fiscal year 1995,...
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TPS Registration Deadline for Syrians is September 25, 2012

The registration deadline for Syrian nationals (and persons without nationalityThe country of a person’s citizenship or country in which the person is deemed a nationalA person owing permanent allegiance to a state. who last habitually resided in Syria) for Temporary Protected StatusEstablishes a legislative basis for allowing a group of persons temporary refuge in the United States. Under a...
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October 2012 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its October 2012 Visavisa allows the bearer to apply for entry to the U.S. in a certain classification (e.g. student (F), visitor (B), temporary worker (H)). A visa does not grant the bearer the right to enter the United States. The Department of State (DOS) is responsible for visa adjudication at U.S. Embassies and Consulates outside of the U.S. The...
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USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visa Applications

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) reached a significant milestone in its efforts to provide relief to victims of crimes by approving the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrantAn...
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