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Update on Receipt Notices for FY2014 H-1B Cap Cases: USCIS has begun to issue receipts for cases selected in the H-1B lottery. However, they note that data entry will likely not be completed until sometime in May, and rejection notices for petitions not selected in the lottery will be sent out once that process has been completed. In other words, we may not have final information on all H-1B petitions filed under the FY2014 cap until the end of May or even early June 2013.
Federal government automatic spending cutbacks (sequestration) to result in diminished consular services, including visa adjudications. See U.S. Department of State Press Briefings of 2/27/13 and 2/28/13.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application period now open. DACA grants a deferral of removal from the U.S. for a period of 2 years (renewable) and provides work authorization to certain people who came to the U.S. as children and meet several key guidelines. See USCIS FAQs and Eligibility Criteria
DOS introduces an online "Visa Status Check" allowing immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants to check the status of their visa application at the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC)