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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…

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Vol. XXIII, no.02, February 15, 2013, issue 1 Picture: U.S. House of Representiative    February 13, 2013: At the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner, President Barack Obama delivered the 92nd State of the Union Address at the Capitol on…

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Overview  The U.S. government has proposed to attract the world’s best and brightest entrepreneurs to start the next great companies in the United States. On November 28, 2012 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Federal agency responsible for administering…

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Vol. XXIII, no.06, April 24, 2013, Issue no 2 USCIS used computer-generated random selection process to select cap-subject H-1B petitions since it received more petitions than the H-1B numerical cap for the FY 2014  April 8, 2013, WASHINGTON— For the first…