The Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Arizona v. the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments Wednesday on Arizona's controversial immigration law, Arizona SB 1070, which gives Arizona state law enforcement authorities the ability to question the immigration status of a person stopped, arrested, or detained if there is a “reasonable suspicion” that the person is in the United States illegally. The question before the Court is whether or not federal immigration laws preclude Arizona, or any other state, from enacting and enforcing cooperative immigration laws such as SB 1070. Continue reading

Update: FY2013 H-1B Cap Season

USCIS has updated the FY2013 H-1B cap count. As of April 13, 2012, USCIS had issued receipts to 20,600 H-1B cap-subject applications . This number includes applications that are approved or remain pending, but does not include applications that have already been denied. USCIS has also receipted 9,700 H-1B petitions … Continue reading

FY3013 H1B Visa Cap Count

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has released a count of the cap subject H1B applications that it has received for the fiscal year 2013. H1B application season for FY2013 opened on April 2, and already USCIS is reporting 17,400 applications–more than 25% of the yearly quota–have been filed. … Continue reading

Update: EB2 Priority Date Retrogression

As we mentioned last week, the Department of State (DOS) has confirmed that Employment-Based, Second Preference priority dates have retrogressed for applicants from India and mainland China. The DOS will not issue any new visas to EB2 adjustment applicants from these areas with priority dates after August 15, 2007. However, … Continue reading