|Major Retrogression in the EB-2/India Immigrant Visa Category Expected in the Fall of 2014|
Justin Coffey, Charles Edward Gillman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin sets out per country priority dates that regulate when an individual may begin the final phase of the “green card” process, either through adjustment of status or consular processing of an immigrant visa application. Those with a...
|FY 2015 H-1B Cap Reached, Selection Lottery to be Conducted|
Nicole Brooks, Charles Edward Gillman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
April 10, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014On April 7, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received sufficient H-1B cap-subject petitions to reach the annual 65,000 “regular cap” limit for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of...
|DOL Advises Employers on Handling of PERM, H-2A, and H-2B Applications After Government Shutdown|
Charles Edward Gillman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
November 7, 2013, previously published on November 4, 2013On October 31, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced that employers with time-sensitive recruitment or prevailing wage determinations that did not timely submit PERM or H-2B applications due to the shutdown can now file, and the...
|FAQs on Immigration Processing During the Federal Government Shutdown|
Charles Edward Gillman, Ceridwen J. Koski, Stephen D. Parker; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 8, 2013, previously published on October 3, 2013As of the evening of October 3, 2013, Congress has not yet reached an agreement to fund the federal government. As a result, some federal agencies that rely solely on government funding cannot provide services and have been partially shut down. Those agencies that receive funding from fees or other...
|Automated Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record to be Introduced in April 2013|
Nicole Brooks, Justin Coffey, Lee Gibbs Depret-Bixio, Charles Edward Gillman, Andrew W. Merrills; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
May 2, 2013, previously published on April 30, 2013On March 27, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an Interim Final Rule in the Federal Register that will automate the Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, to purportedly streamline the admissions process for individuals visiting the United States. The I-94 Form (I-94) provides...