Archive for October, 2011

House Judiciary Committee Approves E-Verify Legislation

10/13/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

The House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary approved a bill on September 21, 2011, that would mandate E-Verify use by U.S. employers for all new employees. A date for consideration on the House floor has not yet been set. The bill, H.R. 2885, was introduced by Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee. [...]Read More >

DHS Launches ‘Study in the States’

10/5/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

On September 16, 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton announced an initiative to streamline the international student visa process for foreign students seeking to study in the U.S. The “Study in the States” initiative is “a key component of a government-wide effort to encourage the [...]Read More >

Diversity Visa 2013 Registration Begins

10/1/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

The online registration period for the 2013 diversity visa program (DV-2013) begins on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at noon (EDT) and ends on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at noon (EDT). Entries must be submitted electronically with photographs, and there are no fees to enter. The Department of State strongly encourages applicants not to wait until [...]Read More >