Archive for December, 2011

USCIS Issues Draft EB-5 Memo

12/13/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released a draft memorandum to address “certain foundational issues” in the EB-5 immigrant investor program. USCIS seeks stakeholder input on these foundational issues before providing greater detail and addressing additional issues. On a conference call held on November 9, 2011, to discuss the draft memo, Mr. Mayorkas said [...]Read More >

Labor Dept. Current on PERM, H-1B Prevailing Wage Determinations

12/3/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification recently announced that PERM and H-1B prevailing wage determinations are now current. H-2B prevailing wage determinations are expected to become current imminently. The Department explained that “current” has a different meaning depending on the program. In the PERM and H-1B programs, a prevailing wage determination is [...]Read More >

H-1B Cap Reached for FY 2012

12/1/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory numerical limit (cap) of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2012. November 22, 2011, was the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2012. Properly filed [...]Read More >