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Immigration Updates – 2012

11 Jan

Date News Stories

12/6/2012 USCIS Expands E-Request Services
12/3/2012 Canadian Immigrant Investor Program Remains Temporarily Closed to New Applications
11/28/2012 Visa Interviews Waived for Some F-1, H-1B, and L-1 Visa Applicants in India
11/5/2012 REMINDER: New E-Verify Laws Effective January 1, 2013, in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, & Tennessee
11/2/2012 Australia Opens SmartGate Trusted Traveler Benefits to U.S. Global Entry Members
10/24/2012 Texas Driver’s License Delays for Some Foreign Nationals Due to New Policy
10/3/2012 Green Card Stories event
10/3/2012 Taiwan Added to the Visa Waiver Program
9/21/2012 CIS Acknowledges Unused H-1B Cap Numbers, About 45,000 Over Four Years
9/13/2012 EB-2 India Immigrant Visa Retrogression Greater than Projected
9/11/2012 Visa Bulletin Update: EB2 India and China May Move to 2006 Cut-Off; Visa Appointment System Changes at U.S. Consulates in India
9/3/2012 Upcoming Foster Event: Specialized Seminar on Government Investigations, Employer Sanctions and I-9 Compliance
8/20/2012 U.S. CBP WILL PHASE OUT FORM I-94 ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE RECORD: Fundamental Procedural Change May Cause Widespread Uncertainty and Document Confusion
8/15/2012 Form I-9 and Immigrant Visa Availability
8/14/2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
8/6/2012 CIS Opens Application Period for Deferred Action for Young People
7/25/2012 Proposed Changes to Labor Condition Application (LCA) Form Used for H-1B, E-3 & H-1B1 Petitions
6/28/2012 Foster Welcomes its Newest Partner, Lydia Tamez
6/19/2012 Breaking News on Government Strike in Brazil Affecting Immigration Applications
6/15/2012 Dream Act Update: Obama Administration & Department of Homeland Security Announce Deferred Action For Certain Undocumented Students & Young Adults
6/12/2012 CIS ANNOUNCES THE H-1B CAP HAS BEEN REACHED; H-1B Extension Petitions Are Not Impacted; H-1B1 Numbers Remain Available for Chileans and Singaporeans
6/12/2012 EB-2 Immigrant Visa Availability Backlogged For All Countries of Birth Starting July 1, 2012
6/7/2012 Worldwide Cut-Off of Employment Based Second Preference Category (EB-2) Expected in July
5/23/2012 H-1B Cap Count Confusion & Receipt Delays Call into Question True Number of H-1B Numbers Remaining
5/10/2012 FY-2012 EB-2 Immigrant Visas Exhausted for India and China
5/10/2012 Immigration Update on Texas DPS Requirements, Export Controls, & Brazil Visa Fee Increases
5/4/2012 H-1B Cap – Roughly Half of H-1B Numbers Used for FY-2013
4/25/2012 EB-2 Immigrant Visas Unavailable for India and China Until October 1, 2012
4/16/2012 Projections for H-1B Cap – Could Run Out in June
4/5/2012 23,323 H-1B Cap Cases Received as of April 4, 2012
4/4/2012 Update on Syria TPS Designation and CBP Customs Form Change
4/2/2012 U.S. Department of State Announces Changes in U.S. Visa Application Fees
3/30/2012 U.S. Department of State Announces Visa Retrogression for EB-2 India & China
3/29/2012 Foster Hosts Global Entry Preregistration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
3/28/2012 U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) Publishes New, Proposed Form I-9
3/27/2012 Visa Application Process Streamlined – No Interviews For Certain “Renewal” Applicants
3/23/2012 EB-2 Immigrant Visa Availability for India and China Set to Retrogress Significantly in May 2012
2/24/2012 Update on Acceptance of H-1B Petitions and Greater Scrutiny of French Work Permit Applications
2/23/2012 Immigrant Visa Availability Under The March Visa Bulletin Continues To Advance For India And China EB-2 Category
2/21/2012 Olympic Summer Games Limited Visa Issuance and USCIS Announcement of Expansion of E-Verify Self Check
2/3/2012 DHS Proposals To Offer Additional Benefits
1/19/2012 Foster Wins U.S. Supreme Court Victory
1/17/2012 DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador
1/10/2012 Immigration Visa Availability Continues to Significantly Advance for EB-2 India & China