Month: April 2015

DRIVER’S LICENSE IN CALIFORNIA

More than a year ago, the Legislature in California passed a law (AB60), which was signed by Governor Brown, granting the privilege of California DRIVER’S LICENSE to undocumented aliens. The effective date for AB60 was January 1, 2015. In the past three months, 500,000 people applied for, and 200,000 already received, CALIFORNIA DRIVER’S LICENSES. HALLELUIA! […]

IMMIGRANT GUEST WORKER PROPOSALS

The Senate Homeland Security committee examined various immigrant guest worker proposals. This was the Committee’s third “Securing the Border” hearing in the last week of March, after also conducting a hearing on transnational crime and a hearing on root causes of Central American migration. The witnesses all agreed that increasing legal immigration would decrease unlawful […]

FY2016 H-1B CAP REACHED

USCIS has received enough H-1B cap-subject petitions on April 1, 2015 to reach the cap for FY2016. USCIS will complete initial intake before it conducts the lottery, but due to the high number of petitions, it is not yet able to announce when the lottery will occur.  Our country’s outdated and inefficient immigration laws are […]

RENEWAL OF DACA WORK PERMITS

For those who obtained work permits under the DACA program two years ago, you are strongly encouraged to submit your renewal request 150 to 120 days before your current period of DACA and employment authorization will expire. Timely filing will help ensure USCIS has sufficient time to consider your request. On March 27, 2015, USCIS […]

H-1B VISAS – HOW MANY?

H-1B visas are temporary working visas. They are issued to people who have college degrees (B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S. and PhD), if they are offered a job which requires such a degree as they have. In immigration language: H-1B visas are for SPECIALTY occupations. How many H-1B visas are necessary? How many are actually issued? […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

If you wonder what is going on with these two programs (DAPA and EXTENDED DACA) announced by the PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. on November 20, 2015 – rest assured: the TALKING goes on. On Friday, April 17, 2015 in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, two teams of lawyers will TALK against each other for […]

H-1B Visas

April 1st marked the day that U.S. employers seeking highly skilled foreign professionals can start submitting their petitions for H-1B visas. If recent history is any indication, the available pool of H-1Bs will run dry in a matter of days. The statutory limit for H-1Bs stands at 65,000 for new hires, plus an additional 20,000 […]

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