Blog Posts in December, 2011

  • US Deputy Secretary of State Dedicates New Consulate Compound in Mumbai, India

    On December 16, 2011, the US Deputy Secretary of State, William Burns, dedicated the new US Consulate General facility in Mumbai, India. The new consulate facility is located in the Bandra-Kurla Complex of Mumbai, and offers expanded space for consulate activities. The new facility incorporates green building techniques. The project cost $111 million, and generated jobs in both the United States ...
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  • House Votes to End Per Country Limits on Worker Visas

    On November 29, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to end per-country caps on worker-based immigration visas. This decision would greatly benefit skilled Indian and Chinese workers seeking to stay in the United States as well as the high-tech companies that employ many of these workers. The legislation that passed, 289-15, is a uncommon example of bipartisan accord on immigration. This ...
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  • Original Notices Will be Sent to G-28 Attorney or Representative of Record as of November 30, 2011

    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) Service Center Operations confirmed that as of November 30, 2011, both the California and Vermont service centers will once again send all original notices to the G-28 attorney or representative of record. This includes original I-797 approval notices. This change will also be implemented at the remaining service centers on or before ...
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