Dol Releases Final Rule On E-3 Visa Lca Requirements

Dol Releases Final Rule On E-3 Visa Lca Requirements
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Cbp Gets Another Weapon In Its Armor; Expedited Removal Authorization
The Cbp Has Been Granted The Power To Place Certain Aliens In Expedited Removal Proceedings. The Dhs Believes That This Step Will Enhance National Security And Public Safety By Facilitating Prompt Immigration Determinations And Enable Dhs To Deal More Effectively With Large Volume Of Persons Seeking Illegal Entry Into The Us.

Uscis Announces Extension Of Stay For Some Foreign Students
Certain Academic Foreign Students Can Remain In U.S. Until H1b Petitions Are Decided. The Extension Of The Grace Period Allows Affected Foreign Students To Remain In Country And Avoid The Inconvenience Of Returning Home Only To Travel Back To The United States In The Near Future Foreign Students Qualify For The Extended Grace Period Only If Their Prospective Employer Has Timely Filed An H1b Petition On The Student's Behalf Before July 30, 2004 With Requested Employment Start Date Of October 1, 2004.

Uscis Revises Instructions On Where To Submit Applications Previously Processed By Its Tijuana Field Office
U. S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Revised Its Instructions On Where To Submit Applications Previously Processed By Its Tijuana Field Office. The Tijuana Field Office Is Closing On July 3, 2008 And To Prepare, The Agency Stopped Accepting The Following Applications And Transferred Responsibilities As Reflected Below.

Uscis Biometric Changes For Reentry Permits And Refugee Travel Documents
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Have Issued Revised Instructions For Uscis Form I131, Application For Travel Document. The Instructions Include Changes Effective March 5, 2008 That Require Applicants For Reentry Permits And Refugee Travel Documents To Provide Biometrics (E.G., Fingerprints And Photographs) At A Uscis Application Support Center (Asc) For Background And Security Checks And To Meet Requirements For Secure Travel And Entry Documents Containing Biometric Identifiers.

Dos Cable On Visa Waiver Program
The U.S. Department Of State Has Issued A Cable Reminding All The Embassies And Consular Posts Of The Two Key Dates - September 30, When Vwp Travelers Will Be Enrolled In Usvisit; And October 26, As Of When Vwp Travelers Must Present A Valid Machinereadable Passport (Mrp) Or U.S. Visa For Admission To The U.S.

Nova Scotia Launches Immigrant Small Business Financing

Recent Immigrants To The Province Of Nova Scotia Who Wish To Establish Their Own Businesses Will Soon Have Access To Funding Support From The Provincial Credit Unions.&Nbsp; The Immigrant Small Business Financing Program Can Offer Immigrants Who Have Lived In Nova Scotia For Less Than Five Years Up To $150,000 To Help Start, Expand, Or Buy A Small Business.

First Us Military Naturalization Ceremony Overseas
28 Activeduty Service Members Took The Oath Of Allegiance And Became The Newest U.S. Citizens During A Special Overseas Military Naturalization Ceremony On The Vogelweh Airbase In Kaiserslautern, Germany.

H1b Cap Reached For Fy 2009
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today That It Has Received Enough H1b Petitions To Meet The Congressionally Mandated Cap For Fiscal Year 2009. The Uscis Has Also Received More Than 20,000 H1b Petitions Filed On Behalf Of Persons Exempt From The Cap Under The "Advanced Degree" Exemption. Before Running The Random Selection Process, Uscis Will Complete Initial Data Entry For All Filings Received During The Filing Period Ending On April 7, 2008. Due To The High Number Of Petitions, Uscis Is Not Yet Able To Announce The Precise Day On Which It Will Conduct The Random Selection Process.

Cgfns New India Pilot Project
Cgfns International And Ahed Global Healthcare, Inc., A Global Continuing Education Provider, Recently Announced The Rollout Of A Pilot Project In India For The Cgfns Assessment Of General Knowledge (Cgfns-Agnk) Examination. The Pilot Rollout In India Focuses On Enhancing The Employability Of Nurses Within India And In Other Non-Us Countries. The Test Does Not Substitute For The State Nursing Council Examination Required For Licensure In India. The Test Will Be Used By Schools Of Nursing And Healthcare Systems In India As A Screening Mechanism For Measuring Fundamental Nursing Knowledge And Predicting Work Success For Pre Or Post-Licensed Nurses.

Sevis Ramps Up For Fall Semester; 220,000 Students Expected
(Cbp) Commissioner (Dhs) Today Marked The Start Of The Second Year Of The Student And Exchange Visitor Information System (Sevis), A Nationwide Registration Program For International Visitors, With A Welcoming Event Today At Dulles International Airport For Some Of The 220,000 Foreign Students And Exchange Visitors Expected To Arrive In The United States This Fall.

Ice Launches First Northern Border Air Marine Branch
The Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice) Launched A New Initiative To Maximize Security Along The U.S.Canada Border. The Bellingham Air And Marine Branch (Amb) Is The First Of Five Planned Facilities To Augment Dhs Northern Border Security Capabilities With Air And Marine Law Enforcement, Surveillance And Airspace Security Authorities.

Dhs Releases National Emergency Communications Plan
The Dhs Have Come Up With The One Of The Most Comprehensive Plans Designed To Drive Measurable And Sustainable Improvements To Operable And Interoperable Emergency Communications Nationwide Over The Next Three Years-The National Emergency Communications Plan (Necp). The Necp Is The Nation's First Strategic Plan To Improve Emergency Response Communications, And Complements Overarching Homeland Security And Emergency Communications Legislation, Strategies And Initiatives. The Necp Emphasizes The Human Element And Cross-Jurisdictional Cooperation.

A Customer's Guide To Infopass
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Recently Published A Customer's Guide Containing Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Infopass. Infopass Is A Free, Easy And Convenient Internetbased System That Allows The Public To Make An Appointment To Speak With An Immigration Information Officer.

Image Program Launched By Ice In Puerto Rico
The U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice), In Cooperation With Several Local Businesses, This Morning Launched The Ice Mutual Agreement Between Government Employers (Image) For Puerto Rico And The U.S. Virgin Islands.

Uscis Announces A Proposal To Increase Periods Of Stay For Tn Professional Workers From Canada Or Mexico
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today That It Is Publishing A Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking (Nprm) To Increase The Maximum Amount Of Time A Tradenafta (Tn) Professional Worker From Canada Or Mexico Can Remain In The United States Before Seeking Readmission Or Obtaining An Extension Of Stay. The Proposal Will Extend The Maximum Period Of Admission For Tn Workers From One Year To Three Years, The Same Term That Uscis Currently May Grant To H1b Specialty Occupation Workers.

Cbp Recommends Travelers To Prepare For Busy Weekend
The U.S. Customs And Border Protection In Buffalo, N.Y. Is Reminding Travelers Planning Trips Across The Border Into The United States To Make Sure They Have The Proper Documents And To Anticipate Heavy Traffic. During March, The Easter Holiday Observance And Spring Break Occur During The Same Timeframe And Could Result In Heavy Traffic Entering The United States. Cbp Officials Want To Remind The Traveling Public That There Are A Number Of Steps That Can Be Taken To Facilitate Their Arrival Into The United States.

I130 No Longer Accepted At U.S. Consulates
Effective Immediately, The Immediate Relative Petition (I130) Must Be Filed With The Uscis Office Responsible For The Petitioner's Place Of Residence. Consular Offices At U.S. Embassies And Consulates Are No Longer Authorized To Accept I130s, Although They Will Continue To Provide Guidance To American Citizen Petitioners And Their Family Members.

Uscis Announces New Special Immigrant Visa For Certain Iraqis
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Announced Guidelines For A New Special Immigrant Visa For Certain Iraqi Nationals Who Worked For, Or Were Contractors Of The United States Government In Iraq For At Least One Year After March 20, 2003.

Can I File For I-130/Aos While On B-2/B-1 Visa
Hi! I Have Gone Through So Many Websites, With So Many Different Answers To My Question. Is It Legal To Apply For An I-130/I-485 If You Are In The Us And And Recently Married To A Usc, With No Fraudulent Intent? If So, Do I Just File And Let Fate Take Its Course At The Interview? Is There Anybody...

Opt Extension For Highly Skilled Foreign Students
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Has Today Released An Interim Final Rule Extending The Period Of Optional Practical Training (Opt) From 12 To 29 Months For Qualified F1 Nonimmigrant Students. The Extension Will Be Available To F1 Students With A Degree In Science, Technology, Engineering, Or Mathematics Who Are Employed By Businesses Enrolled In The Everify Program.

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