AILA Issues Summary of the Senate Immigration Bill

Last week, the bipartisan group of Senators known as the “Gang of Eight” introduced S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.”  Soon thereafter, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) issued an 8-point summary of the bill.  This just scratches the surface, but here are a few things AILA says S.744 would...
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USCIS Update on H-1B Cap Cases

USCIS has started the data entry process for H-1B petitions selected in the lotteryDiversityA 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...
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USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2014 H-1B Cap

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 on Friday that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal yearCurrently, the twelve-month period...
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USCIS Extends Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

The USCIS announced its intention to automatically extend employment authorization documents (EADs) for Liberian nationals covered under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) through Sept. 30, 2013.  The six-month automatic extension of existing EADs will permit eligible Liberians to continue working in the United States while they file their applications for new EADs that will cover the full 18...
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