Archive for May, 2012

H-1B Visa Cap Almost Reached!

5/30/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has provided an update on this year’s H-1B visa cap. As of May 25th, 2012, it has received approximately 48,400 H-1B visa petitions. The annual numerical limit on H-1B visa numbers is 65,000. USCIS has also received approximately 17,500 H-1B visa petitions eligible for the H-1B Advance Degree Exemption. Under [...]Read More >

Attorney Andrew Wilson to Speak at SHRM Conference

5/21/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

Andrew Wilson will be attending the upcoming SHRM Annual Conference in Atlanta as part of the Global Expertise Panel.  Mr. Wilson will be attending panel meetings on the weekend starting on June 23rd and will participate in Table Topic sessions in the Global Networking Lounge on Monday, June 25th from 12:15 to 1:15 and Tuesday, [...]Read More >

CBP Approves Parole for Canadian Citizen

5/20/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

Recently, our office assisted our client, a Canadian citizen, in obtaining a port of entry parole from U.S. Customs & Border Protection so that she could return to the U.S. for a brief period after unexpectedly learning of her inadmissibility. You can read more about this approval on our firm’s border blog (SRW Border Lawyers) here: Port of Entry [...]Read More >

Senate Bill Would Allow Students with STEM Degrees to Obtain Green Card

5/18/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

The Senate has recently introduced a proposed law called the SMART Jobs Act (S. 3192), which would create a new F-4 visa classification for individuals pursuing Masters and PhD programs in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Individuals under an F-4 visa would be eligible for 1-year of employment authorization following completion of their [...]Read More >