Monthly Archives: July 2014

2014 USCIS Ombudsman Report: Ongoing Issues with Case Adjudication and Service Requests

The 2014 USCIS Ombudsman Annual Report, released on June 27, highlighted several ongoing problems with the adjudication of H-1B and L-1 petitions and with responses to service requests. Stakeholders primary concern with adjudication is the issuance of unnecessary and unduly burdensome Requests for Evidence (RFEs).  Currently, 43 percent of L-1A petitions and 50 percent of L-1B petitions receive an RFE.  In … more

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August Visa Bulletin

The Department of State’s Office of Consular Affairs has released the August Visa Bulletin. Much like the July Bulletin, the August Bulletin has moved the priority dates forward for several EB categories. India EB-2, which moved forward almost four years from the June to the July Bulletin, has moved forward another 4 and a half months from September 1, 2008 to January 22, … more

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