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  • 25 Oct 2013 - 05:26

    One of the ways a foreign national (alien) can become a permanent resident is through a permanent employment opportunity in the United States. There are five employment-based preference categories.

    • First preference is for priority workers including persons of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational organization executives and managers.
    • The Second preference is for physicians, members of the professions holding advanced degrees, and persons of exceptional ability.
    • The Third preference is for professionals, sk...
  • 9 Apr 2013 - 01:30

    Each month, the Visa Office subdivides the annual preference and foreign state limitations specified by the INA into monthly allotments based on totals of documentarily qualified immigrant visa applicants reported at consular posts and CIS Offices, grouped by foreign state chargeability, preference category, and...

  • 20 Jun 2012 - 02:41

    The Department of State recently posted its July Visa Bulletin< indicating that the cut-off date for EB-2 Worldwide, Mexico and the Philippines has regressed to Jan. 1, 2009. The June cut-off date for EB-2 Worldwide, Mexico and the Philippines is "C" for "current." This means that a cut-off date is not specified for these categories through the end of the month.

    A visa number is available if the applicant’s priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed in the Visa Bulletin, or the category has the "C" designation for "current." A visa number must be available during the month the applicant files Form I-485, Application to...

  • 24 Apr 2012 - 00:48

    The annual limit in the EB-2 category for India and China has reached. This has been confirmed by the State Department. A notification sent to USCIS on April 11, 2012 states that no further visas for the above mentioned categories will be authorized. On the basis of cut-off dates published in the April and May Visa Bulletins USCIS will continue to accept adjustment applications. On the other hand requests from USCIS service centers and field offices for visas in the EB-2 category aliens chargeable to India or China will be retained by DOS for authorization in FY2013, beginning on October 1, 2012.

    To read the Visa Bulletin please visit this link

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  • 16 Aug 2011 - 09:11

    Fact Sheet

     

    Background

    On Aug. 2, 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas outlined a series of policy, operational, and outreach efforts to fuel the nation’s economy and stimulate investment.  These initiatives will allow our nation to realize the potential of current immigration laws to attract the best and brightest from around the world to invest their talents, skills, and ideas to grow the U.S. economy and create American jobs.

    Introduction

    The following actions mark the six-month anniversary of Startup America, a White House-led initiative to reduce barriers and accelerate growth for America’s job-creating entrepreneurs.  These measures have been one key focus of the Pr...

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