July

Blog Posts in July, 2014

  • President Obama Plans to Take Executive Actions on Immigration Policies for Tech Companies

    As Congress is not moving on the issue of immigration reform, President Obama said that he intends to take executive actions to change the nation’s immigration policies to keep the U.S. from losing its competitive edge in the tech world. Tech investors such as Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, has advocated for the expansion of O-1A visa category, which is given to individuals with ...
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  • DOL Statistics on H-2As from FY2014 Third Quarter (6/30/14)

    DOL’s OFLC statistics on H-2As as of 6/30/14, including number of applications received, top states, and employers, as well as the status of applications processed. AILA Doc. No. 14072446.
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  • DOL Statistics on H-1Bs from FY2014 Third Quarter (6/30/14)

    DOL’s OFLC statistics on H-1Bs as of 6/30/14, including number of LCAs received, top occupations, states, and employers, as well as the number of certified, denied, and withdrawn LCAs, number of positions requested and certified, and percentage of applications timely processed. AILA Doc. No. 14072445.
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  • DOL Statistics on PWDs from FY2014 Third Quarter (6/30/14)

    DOL’s OFLC statistics from the National Prevailing Wage Center on prevailing wage determinations (PWD) as of 6/30/14, including number of applications received, top employers and occupations for PERM, H-1B, and H-2B, as well as number of determined, withdrawn, and pending prevailing wage actions. AILA Doc. No. 14072444.
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  • DOL Statistics on PERM Program from Third Quarter of FY2014 (6/30/14)

    DOL’s OFLC statistics on the PERM program as of 6/30/14, including number of applications received, top occupations, work site states, industries, visa classifications, country of citizenship, and minimum educational requirements, as well as number of certified, denied and withdrawn applications. AILA Doc. No. 14072443.
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  • DOL Alert: New iCERT Password Requirements

    iCert New Password Requirements for Enhanced Security Implemented As of Friday, July 18, all iCERT users will begin to comply with new password requirements for enhanced security. Within the next 90 calendar days, iCERTusers will be required to create new passwords that meet the following requirements: Between 8 and 16 characters in length Must contain upper case letters, lower case letters, at ...
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  • Daily Immigration News Clips

    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on July 24, 2014.
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  • I-693 Immigration Medical Exam No Longer Valid After One Year

    Effective June 1, 2014, the I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record will only be valid for one year from the date that USCIS receives the form. This updated policy applies to any I-693 submitted to support a benefit application that USCIS adjudicates on or after June 1, 2014. As a result, applicants with the adjustment of status applications (I-485) that have been pending ...
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  • USCIS clarifies filing location of concurrent I-140/Adjustment of Status - I-485 Applications

    I-140 petitions filed concurrently with I-485 application for adjustment of status are to be filed with the Dallas Lockbox. In cases where I-140 petitions are accompanied with Form 907, a request for premium processing, and filed concurrently with an I-485 application for adjustment of Status, the concurrent I-140/I-485 applications are to be filed with NSC or TSC, depending on the location of the ...
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