ImmiLETTER Vol. II – Issue 8: August 1, 2007

US Considering Hiking Skilled Worker Green Cards
After the Immigration Bill, it’s Green Card Up for debate
Immigration seems to be the flavor of the season in US. Not even a month from the day President Bush’s Immigration Bill failed to garner the Senate’s support, the Congressional leaders are discussing a bold legislation that aims to sharply increase the number of green card slots for high-skilled foreign workers.

As was in the case of the Immigration Bill, this legislation is bound to stir up another series of debates. However, if it passes it would mean a hike of around 100,000 green cards for skilled workers in addition to the current 140,000 that are allotted each year. ………

Green Card Process Needs Further Review
Admits USCIS Director
If nothing good came out of the recent Green Card fiasco involving DOS and USCIS, at least many US senators have woken up to the fact that the green card process need to be reviewed and Agency’s handling of the issue also need to be scrutinized.
Getting a Green Card through Employment
A Guide for Foreign Workers Looking to Immigrate to US
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have 140,000 green cards slots set aside annually only for people who have job skills that U.S. wants to retain permanently. Generally, these petitioners have to garner a job offer from a U.S. based Company, and eventually get an employer willing to start the green card process on behalf on the petitioner. Employment Based Green Cards fall under the following categories
  • USCIS Lifts Prepaid Mailers Embargo
  • Adjustment of Status FAQ Part 2
  • No more Prepaid Mailers-says USCIS
  • Temporary Suspension of I-140 Premium Processing Extended
  • Form I-485 Adjustment of Status FAQ
  • I-485 Update: EB Categories Current for 31-days!
  • August 2007 Visa Bulletin: DOS withdraws July Update!
  • July EB Availability Revoked. No I-485s till October!
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