News Updates

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Passes the Senate!

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On Thursday, June 27, 2013 the United States Senate passed S. 744, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act," (Comprehensive Immigration Reform) with a vote of 68-32. With the passage of this bill, the Senate has moved the United States in the direction...

Trusted Traveler Programs Can Reduce Your Travel Stress

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If you are a frequent international traveler, you may benefit from enrollment in one of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Trusted Traveler programs. The Trusted Traveler programs allow CBP to pre-screen the traveler resulting in expedited admission for the traveler and allowing CBP to focus...

Lottery Completed – 172,000 H-1B Petitions Received

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SCIS Announces 172,000 Cap Subject H-1B Petitions were received in the first week filing was permitted.  Lottery Completed. Cases selected in the lottery:  LAC will forward the receipt notice for any petitions selected in the lottery to the employee (via the employer) as soon as it...

USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions for the 2015

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April 1, 2014 marks the opening date of the filing window for H-1B petitions seeking a FY2015 cap or quota number.  USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions for the 2015 H-1B cap starting Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The H-1B quota limitations are as follows: Regular cap (Bachelor's...

CBP rolls out automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record

October 1, 2014 Larrabee

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will cease issuing paper I-94 admission/departure records beginning April 30, 2013. Beginning April 30, 2013, U.S Customs and Border Protection will begin automating the I-94 process. Form I-94 provides nonimmigrants with proof that they have been lawfully admitted to the...