Blog Posts in August, 2013

  • AILA Releases Full Summary of Day 2 of S.744 Markup

    On May 14, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up Day 2 of its review and markup of the Senate's Immigration Reform Bill (S. 744), getting through most of Title IV of the Bill regarding changes to non-immigrant visa provisions. Republican and Democrat lawmakers passed fifteen (15) amendments. The "Gang of Eight" remained committed to the core provisions of the Bill, with the two ...
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  • Proposed Changes to the H-1B Program under the Senate's Immigration Reform Bill

    The Senate Judiciary Committee is currently reviewing a comprehensive immigration reform bill drafted by a group of bipartisan Senators, known as the “Gang of Eight” that seeks to implement provisions balancing changes sought by Republicans and Democrats. Titled "the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013," the new bill seeks to make sweeping changes ...
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  • Update on Receipt Notices for H-1B Cap Cases for FY2014

    AILA members announced that as of May 10, 2013, USCIS has completed data entry and sent receipt notices for all H-1B cap cases selected for processing. USCIS has also already begun sending out rejection notices for those petitions not selected for processing. AILA reminds its members to allow until the end of May for delivery of the receipt and rejection notices.
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  • Pending I-485s becoming current in August 2013

    With the EB-2 India category advancing for the August 2013 Visa Bulletin, many Indian nationals with pending I-485s will become current next month. Applicants can use the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) follow-up email address, , to notify NSC when an applicant with a pending I-485 has multiple approved I-140 petitions, one of which is current and has an immigrant visa ...
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    Immigrant entrepreneurs sparked the Silicon Valley boom in the 1990s, credited with founding some of America’s leading science and technology companies like Sun Microsystems, Google, Yahoo, and eBay. Immigrant founders account for nearly half of the U.S.’s top 50 venture-backed companies and one-quarter of U.S. science and technology companies founded between 1995 and 2005 had a CEO or Technical ...
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