Temporary Agricultural Workers ("H-2A")
 

US employers may petition for skilled or unskilled alien workers to meet temporarily or seasonal needs in positions for which qualified US workers are not available. It is important to note that both the service for which the employer requests H-2 labor approval and the employer's need for such services must be temporary.

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Uscis In Los Angeles Reaches Out To Its Customers Affected By Earthquake And Aftershocks
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) In Los Angeles Is Taking Several Proactive Measures To Reach Customers And Employees Affected By The Earthquake And Aftershocks. The Safety Of Our Customers And Employees Comes First And Foremost.

Uscis Salutes America&Cedil;S Newest Citizens
The Uscis Hosted Two Special Naturalization Ceremonies In Iraq And Kuwait This Week Under Which 235 Military Service Members From 54 Countries Became The Newest Citizens Of The United States. Uscis Immigration Officials Volunteer To Travel To Combat Theaters To Conduct Naturalization Interviews And Hold Citizenship Ceremonies For Members Of The U.S. Military. Their Tireless Work, In Several Cases Up Until The Last Possible Moment, Ensured That 192 Service Members Recited The Oath Of Allegiance During A Ceremony At Camp Victory In Baghdad, Iraq. Later In The Week, Uscis Officials Also Naturalized 20 Service Members At Camp Arifjan In Kuwait.

"Adit" Stamps To Be Continued
Until Further Notice, U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Will Continue The Practice Of Issuing "Adit" Stamps. An "Adit" Stamp Is Added To A Passport Or An Arrivaldeparture Record (I94) As Proof Of Temporary Residency.

Dos Update On Green Card Lottery Registrations
The U.S. Department Of State Announced That Over 6.4 Million Entries For The 2008 Diversity Visa Lottery Were Received During The Twomonth Electronic Registration Period, From October 4, 2006, Through December 3, 2006.

Australia Immigration To South Australia At Record Levels.
Australian Immigration News Australia Immigration To South Australia At Record Levels. The Australian Bureau Of Statistics (Abs) Have Just Released Figures That Shows The Level Of Migration To South Australia Is At A Record High. During The Last Twelve Months To April 2007, South Australia Received A Net Gain From Overseas Migration Of 12,600 People, And The First [...]

Update On Processing Petitions For Nonimmigrant Victims Of Criminal Activity
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Announced That, Until Further Notice, It Will Not Terminate Interim Relief For Aliens Who Have Not Yet Filed For U Nonimmigrant Status, Except In Those Cases Where Uscis Is Aware Of Adverse Factors. Uscis Will Continue To Accept Petitions For U Nonimmigrant Status At Any Time. It Is To Be Recalled That The Uscis Had Announced On Sept. 5, 2007 The Publication Of An Interim Final Rule Granting Immigrant Benefits To Certain Victims Of Crimes Who Assist Government Officials In Investigating Or Prosecuting The Criminal Activity. That Rule Was Effective Oct. 17, 2007 And Established Procedures For Applicants Seeking U Nonimmigrant Status, One Of Which Encouraged Aliens Who Had Been Granted Interim Relief To Petition For U Nonimmigrant Status Prior To Apr. 13, 2008 (180 Days From The Effective Date Of The Rule). The Rule States That Uscis Will Terminate Interim Relief For Aliens Who Fail To Petition For The "U" Classification Within The 180Day Time Period.

Cimc Minister Kenney Plans To Maintain A Robust Canadian Immigration Program

Citizenship, Immigration, And Multiculturalism Canada (Cimc) Minister Jason Kenney Recently Commented On The Conservative Government'S Plans For Canadian Immigration While On A Visit To The Ukraine.&Nbsp; He Stated That Immigrants Are Needed To Ensure Economic Growth.

Uscis Permits F1 Students Opportunity To Request Change Of Status
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Announced That It Would Allow F1 Students Who Are The Beneficiaries Of Selected H1b Petitions For Fiscal Year (Fy) 2009 To Request A Change Of Status In Lieu Of Consular Notification.

Cbp Officers Directed To Enforce Law With Common Sense On Visa Waiver Overstayers
U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Commissioner Robert C. Bonner Announced Today New Discretion For Cbp Officers To Grant Norisk Travelers Who Overstayed Under The Visa Waiver Program (Vwp) On A Prior Visit A Onetime Parole. The Use Of Discretion By Cbp Supervisors Will Avoid The Detention And Handcuffing Which Commissioner Bonner Said Was "Inappropriate" For Minor Violations Of The Visa Waiver Program.

U.S. Labor Department's `Transforming The American Workplace: A 21St Century Vision' Summit Sets Stage For Disability Employment
The U.S. Department Of Labor (Dol) Today Kicked Off Its "Transforming The American Workplace: A 21St Century Vision" Summit, Which Focuses On Including People With Disabilities In The American Workforce And Reduced Barriers To Employment. The Invitationonly Summit Continues Through Tomorrow At Gallaudet University's Kellogg Conference Center In Washington, D.C.

Us: Sarah Palin Silent On Immigration Issues
Republican Presidential Hopeful John Mccain Surprised America By Announcing Alaska Governor Sarah Palin As His Vice-Presidential Running Mate - A Virtual Unknown In Us Politics. Since Then, Mccain's Campaign Has Kept The Press From Interviewing Palin; Her Stance On A Number Of Issues Is Unknown. This Especially Includes Immigration - A Hot Topic In Today's American Political Landscape.

Englishspeaking Applicants Can Now Apply At Other Consulates
Effective December 4, 2006, Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants Who Speak Fluent English Can Now Apply For A Nonimmigrant Visa At The U.S. Embassy, New Delhi Or The U.S. Consulates In Chennai Or Mumbai.

Cimc Minister Kenney Plans To Maintain A Robust Canadian Immigration Program

Citizenship, Immigration, And Multiculturalism Canada (Cimc) Minister Jason Kenney Recently Commented On The Conservative Government'S Plans For Canadian Immigration While On A Visit To The Ukraine.&Nbsp; He Stated That Immigrants Are Needed To Ensure Economic Growth.

Uscis To Offer Premium Processing For Certain Form I140 Petitions: Service Begins June 16, 2008
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today That On June 16, 2008, It Will Begin Accepting Premium Processing Service Requests For Forms I140 (Immigrant Petition For Alien Worker) Filed On Behalf Of Certain Alien Workers Who Are Nearing The End Of Their Sixth Year In H1b Nonimmigrant Status.

I-797E Late
I Was Hoping That Someone On This Site Could Help Me With A Question. I Submitted The I 751 Paperwork For My Wife A While Back And A Few Weeks Ago We Recieved The I 797 E Request For More Evidence. The Date On The I797 E Action Letter Said The Paperwork Needed To Be Submitted By December 16....

Dol Publishes Final Perm Regulation
The U.S. Department Of Labor Finally Published The Much Awaited Regulation For The Permanent Foreign Labor Certification (Perm) Program. The Perm Program Helps Meet Workforce Needs When There Are No Available American Workers To Fill An Available Job.

Highlights Of Interim Final Rule On Opt Extension
Interim Final Rule On Opt Extension

Temporary Protected Status For Nationals Of Somalia Extended
The Dhs Announced Last Week A 12Month Extension Of Temporary Protected Status (Tps) For Nationals Of Somalia Until September 17, 2005. Under This Extension, Those Who Have Already Been Granted Tps Are Eligible To Live And Work In The United States For An Additional Year And Continue To Maintain Their Status. According To A Dhs Press Release, Approximately 324 Nationals Of Somalia Are Eligible For Reregistration.

Uscis Settles Kaplan Class Action
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Entered Into A Settlement Agreement In A National Class Action, Kaplan, Et Al. V. Chertoff, Et Al., Cv 065304, Which Was Filed In The U.S. District Court For The Eastern District Of Pennsylvania

Get Ready! Dhs Gears Up To Prepare You For Emergency
Throughout The Month Of September, Hundreds Of Activities Are Planned Across The Country To Highlight The Importance Of Individual Emergency Preparedness. "National Preparedness Month Will Give Everyone An Opportunity To Work Toward A Better Prepared America," Said Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.