Archive for April, 2009

Immigration Options through the Eyes of a Canadian Company—“The Business Visitor”

4/17/2009 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

By: Andrew M. Wilson   I. Introduction Securing order from major U.S. company—$15,000 in marketing and man hours Potential revenue generated from new U.S. customer—$500,000 Reserving air flights and hotel for meetings to finalize deal—$2,000 Accolades and promised promotion for landing new U.S. customer—Priceless Getting denied admission by U.S. immigration and losing deal—Disastrous The events [...]Read More >

EB-3 Category Now Unavailable

4/9/2009 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

The Department of State (DOS) announced that the EB-3 category has become unavailable for all nationalities for the rest of the fiscal year. The cut-off dates for the EB-3 categories were previously retrogressed in an effort to bring demand within the average monthly usage targets and the overall annual numerical limits. Despite these efforts, the [...]Read More >

H-1B CAP Filings Still Accepted as of July 8, 2009

4/8/2009 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

CIS announced that it continues to accept H-1B nonimmigrant visa petitions subject to the fiscal year 2010 cap. CIS will continue to monitor the number of H-1B petitions received for both the 65,000 regular cap and the 20,000 U.S. master’s degree or higher educational exemption cap. CIS announced that it received approximately 42,000 H-1B petitions [...]Read More >

Updated PERM Processing Times

4/2/2009 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

SRW partners William Reich and Andrew Wilson recently attended the AILA Spring Conference in Washington, D.C. The DOL announced at this conference that they are working on PERM cases with Priority Dates (initial case filing dates) in the following queues: No Audit: July 2008 Audit: September 2007 Appeal: June 2007 Our office has received PERM [...]Read More >

Update on H-1B CAP Lottery System

4/2/2009 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

AILA liaison has provided updated information on the H-1B cap lottery system for this year’s filings. (See AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 09032560) USCIS has confirmed that if it determines that they have received a sufficient number of cases in the first five business days of April to reach the cap, then the “lottery” will be [...]Read More >