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USCIS Issues Q&As Regarding Entrepreneurs and EB-2 NIW Category

Under the recently announced USCIS’ initiatives to promote startup enterprises and spur job creation, entrepreneurs may obtain an EB-2 Green Card if they satisfy the existing requirements. They may also qualify for a National Interest Waiver (NIW) under the EB-2 Green Card category if they can demonstrate that their business endeavors will be in t...

USCIS Memo on establishment of IRCU for EB5 matters

The USCIS has released an inter-office memorandum on the formation of Investor and Regional Center Unit. Effective the date of this memo, oversight for policy and regulation development, field guidance, form design, case auditing, and training regarding Regional Center adjudications and associated investor petitions within the EB-5 Investor...

DOL publishes final PERM Regulation

The U.S. Department of Labor has published a new regulation for the department's Permanent Foreign Labor Certification (PERM) program. The PERM program helps meet workforce needs when there are no available American workers to fill an available job. The Department of Labor is able to process requests to fill vacancies with foreign workers only...

H1B Cap Count Reaches to 36,300

USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of September 23, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 36,300 H1B cap-subject petitions and 17,700 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.FY 2012 H1B Cap CountCap TypeCap AmountCap Eligible PetitionsDate...

OFLC issues Q&As regarding delays in issuing PWD and H1B LCAs

On September 12, 2011, the Office of Foreign labor Certification (OFLC) issued Questions and Answers regarding the delays in issuing Prevailing Wage Determinations (PWD) and H-1B Labor Condition Applications (LCA). Reminding employers that they can obtain a prevailing wage on their own without the assistance of the National Prevailing Wage Center...

H1B Cap Count Reaches to 32,200

USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of September 9, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 32,200 H1B cap-subject petitions and 16,700 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.FY 2012 H1B Cap CountCap TypeCap AmountCap...