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(Newsletter Vol. XXIII, no. 08, May 23, 2013, Issue No. 2) Last month we published an article about the newly implemented automated Form I-94, Arrival/ Departure Record for international travelers. Beginning April 30, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began implementing the automated…

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After several months of negotiations, on April 17, 2013 a bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators, informally known as the “Gang of Eight, introduced long-awaited legislation for a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) introduced…

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As a follow up to our March 8, 2013 newsletter article, this is a reminder that the revised version of Form I-9 must be used by all the U.S. employers for new hires with the start date of May, 2013. The revised…

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(Newsletter Vol. XXIII, no. 06, April 24, 2013, Issue No. 2) On March 8, 2013 we published an article about the New Version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification and Revised Handbook for Employers for Completing the Form I-9. Form I-9…

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Newsletter Vol. XXIII, no. 06, April 24, 2013, Issue No. 2 April 17, 2013, Foreign visitors arriving in the U.S.—only via air or sea—who need to prove their legal-visitor status—to employers, schools/universities or government agencies—will be able to access their…

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(Newsletter Vol. XXIII, no. 06, April 24, 2013, Issue No. 2 ) April 11, 2013, the U.S. State Department released the upcoming visa bulletin for the month of May. According to the May Visa Bulletin, the priority date cut-offs for…

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(Newsletter Vol. XXIII, no. 05, April 10, 2013, Issue No. 1) April 8, 2013, WASHINGTON— For the first time since 2008, USCIS reached the statutory H-1B cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2014 within the first week of the filing…

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(Newsletter Vol. XXIII, no. 05, April 10, 2013, Issue No. 1) Mr. Mehrotra speaking at the workshop at George Mason University  Last month, Rakesh Mehrotra, Managing Attorney and Founder of the Law Offices of Rakesh Mehrotra, spoke at a workshop…

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(Vol. XXIII, no. 04, March 14, 2013, Issue No. 1)The “sequester” or “sequestration” refers to budget cuts to particular categories of federal spending that took effect March 1, 2013. The cuts were established by the Budget Control Act of 2011.…

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(Vol. XXIII, no. 04, March 14, 2013, Issue No. 1)On March 8, 2013, USCIS published a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The form is available for immediate use by employers. Employers who need to make necessary updates to their…