Monthly Archives: June 2014

Study finds H-1B Cap had a significant negative impact on U.S. technology industry

The Partnership for a New American Economy recently published a study showing the detrimental consequences of the H-1B Cap on the U.S. technology industry.  The study examined how the 2007 and 2008 H-1B lotteries that resulted due to more than the allotted 85,000 petition being filed within the first 90 days of the application period, affected the number of jobs and … more

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July Visa Bulletin Posted

The Department of State’s Office of Consular Affairs released the July visa bulletin today, June 10, 2014.  Unlike the June visa bulletin which saw retrogression for several countries in the EB-2 and EB-3 categories, the July visa bulletin has moved some priority dates forward. The biggest forward movement is for EB-2 India, as predicted by Charles Oppenheim, senior official at … more

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Advances in EB-2 and EB-3 priority dates predicted

Charles Oppenheim, senior State Department official in the Bureau of Consular Affairs, predicts that there will be an advancement of the EB-2 and EB-3 priority dates for India and China by the September visa bulletin.  The advancement of the priority dates will be due to unused visas in the EB-1 and EB-2 worldwide categories that are expected to spillover for … more

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USCIS Revises Form I-693 Validity Period

USCIS has revised its policy regarding the validity period for Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. Form I-693 is submitted to USCIS to establish that an applicant is not inadmissible to the United States on public health grounds. Effective June 1, 2014, Form I-693 filed in support of a benefit application such as an I-485, is now … more

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