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H1B Educational Requirements for Masters Cap

INTRODUCTION In the past year, many H-1B petitions have received denials based on the university at which the Beneficiary earned their U.S Master’s degree. In order to file under the U.S Master’s Cap Quota, a Beneficiary’s degree must meet the statutory education requirements. These requirements, while well established, can cause … Continue reading

Immigration Reform Framework Slowly Emerging

In recent weeks, immigration reform has seemed further and further off on the horizon. The Gang of Eight has dwindled to five and the year-long negotiations among the bipartisan group have broken down. However, there are still some encouraging signs. Congressman Bob Goodlatte, chair of the Judiciary committee, has repeatedly … Continue reading

USCIS Press Release: Implementation of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act

Statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano: “After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments to ensure the decision and its implication for federal benefits for same-sex legally married couples are … Continue reading

UPDATE: Latest DACA Numbers

An update of he latest Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) numbers can be found Here. To date, 497,960 DACA cases have been accepted, with 291,859 approved and 2,352 denied.   Source: USCIS

U.S Immigration Bill Faces Early Hurdles

Following the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 7, more than 300 proposed amendments have been piled onto the already extensive Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. The proposed amendments involve everything from biometric data and employment for foreign tech workers to LGBT rights for … Continue reading