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June 2012

E Visa Processing Changes Mexico

Filed June 21, 2012 in Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged ,
Palenque Mexico 149817165

Palenque Mexico 149817165US consular operations in Mexico rank number four worldwide in E Visa (E-2 Investor Visa and E-1 Trader Visa) issuance. The E Visa program is critical to stimulate foreign direct investment in the US. To more efficiently process visas for E-2 investors and E-1 traders, the US Mission Mexico announces two changes in the application and renewal procedures for the E-2 Investor Visa and E-1 Trader Visa categories. more »

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Filed June 15, 2012 in Green Cards, under USCIS and DHS , tagged , ,
Statue of Liberty New York Harbor

Statue of Liberty New York HarborOn June 15, 2012, in an exercise of prosecutorial discretion, DHS announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, which offers relief from deportation for certain undocumented young people who are in the United States. Although DACA does not offer a path to a US green card or US citizenship, DACA closely resembles various versions of legislation introduced over the last decade and known generally as DREAM, or the DREAM Act, and allows qualifying individuals to temporarily remain and work legally in the US. more »

FY2013 H-1B Cap Reached June 11, 2012

Filed June 12, 2012 in Temporary Visas, under H-1B Cap Count , tagged ,

The FY2013 H-1B cap was reached on June 11, 2011, and this will be considered the final receipt date for cap-subject FY2013 H-1B petitions requesting an employment start date between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013. more »

E-2 Investor Visa Opens to Israeli Investors

Filed June 12, 2012 in Temporary Visas, under Legislation, US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged , ,
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Rosh HaNikra Grottoes, Israel 149062179On June 11, 2012, President Obama signed bipartisan legislation making Israeli investors eligible for the E-2 Investor Visa. The law adds Israel to a list of 80 countries whose citizens are eligible for the E-2 Investor Visa. The E-2 investor visa allows the US to grant E-2 visas to investors from countries that have treaties with the US. more »

FY2013 H-1B Cap Count: June 1, 2012

Filed June 4, 2012 in Temporary Visas, under H-1B Cap Count , tagged ,

East Village Skyline NYC 147055098As of June 1, 2012, USCIS had received 55,600 cap-subject FY2013 H-1B petitions subject to the regular 65,000 cap (for beneficiaries without a US advanced degree), and 18,700 FY2013 H-1B petitions subject to the 20,000 cap exemption for individuals with US advanced degrees. The FY2013 H-1B cap will likely be filled within the next week.  more »

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