USCIS Backlog Update

USCIS Backlog as on March 31, 2008 Naturalization Applications  – 958,663 I-140 Applications             – 46,092 I-485 Applications             – 762,938 I-765 Applications             – 158,565 I-130 Applications             – 1,387,045 For more details see USCIS Website

New Nursing Visa Act proposed

The legislations in place currently to facilitate immigration of nurses to US have not been able to cover the shortage of nurses in the country. Recently, a new the Bill, HR 5924 or the Emergency Nursing Supply Relief Act was introduced to the house. This bill proposes to Increase Nurses … Continue reading

E-Verify program upgraded

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have recently updated its E-Verify employment authorization program to increasing its overall effectiveness. This is the first of a three-phase enhancement program for E- Verify aimed at decreasing the mismatch rate for naturalized citizens. Mismatch occurs when Social Security Number provided by a beneficiary … Continue reading

SEVP proposed fee hike

April 2008 is turning out to be a land mark month for student visa program in US. First, the Department of Homeland Security came up with an Interim Rule on OPTs for F1 Students which, among other thing, made the transition from student to employee status much easier now. Now, … Continue reading