Blog Posts in January, 2016

  • NSC Liaison Teleconference on 4/23/09

    On April 23, 2009 the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) in a teleconference with AILA discussed the “Other” (miscellaneous) product line, which includes Asylee/Refugee matters; I-730s; leftover I-130, I-751 and I-129s; I-817s; etc. According to the NSC reports, they are on schedule with their projected processing goals by September 30, 2009. All I-131s and I-765s are being processed as soon as they ...
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  • Aytes Memo on Processing Delays for EADs as Response to CIS Ombudsman

    Adhere to regulations that state USCIS shall issue EADs within 90 days, or issue interim EADs, to prevent unnecessary loss of employment. Expeditiously provide information to the public stating the cause of EAD processing delays and how the delays will be addressed. Ensure USCIS provide consistent guidance to the public regarding EAD applications pending more than 90 days via the National Customer ...
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  • July 3, 2009 H-1B Cap Count

    As of July 3, 2009, approximately 45,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions for the advanced degree cap exemption had been filed with USCIS. USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits.
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  • US Senate Imposes Conditions on H-1B Hiring in Economics Stimulus Bill

    The United States Senate has adopted, by voice vote, a new amendment to the Economic Stimulus bill that may affect many H-1B employers and employees. This new amendment, Amendment 306, which was cosponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), has restrictions for H-1B employers who will be receiving money under the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). According to the ...
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  • Neufeld Memo Provides Guidance on H-2A and H-2B Cases

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office of Domestic Operations Washington, D.C. 20529-2010 HQ 70/6.2.8 AD 09-14 June 24, 2009 Memorandum TO: Field Leadership FROM: Donald Neufeld /s/ Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations SUBJECT: Publication of the final rules: H-2A Agricultural Temporary Worker and H-2B Nonagricultural Temporary Worker Revisions to Adjudicator’s Field Manual ...
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