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President Obama says he is done waiting for house Republicans to act on Immigration. He says he now plans to act on his own. Obama announced his intention Monday to take executive action.
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H-1B FY 2015 Updates!

USCIS announced today that data entry of all FY15 H-1B cap petitions has been completed. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap petitions that were not selected in the lottery.

OPT Extension during Cap Gap period!

SEVP guidance also provides that a student may apply for the 17-month STEM extension during the cap gap extension of OPT. In such a situation, the H-1B petitioner must request the withdrawal of the approved or pending H-1B petition in time for USCIS to effectively accept the withdrawal prior to the October 1st start date so that the student’s status does not change to H-1B.

Limited Purpose Credential

Effective 5/1/14, the District of Columbia will begin issuing a Limited Purpose credential, which will be issued to individuals without a social security number and will be marked “not for federal official purposes”.

H-1B FY 2015 Premium Processing!

USCIS will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for individuals who have earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher.

H-1B FY 2015 Quota update NEWS FLASH!

USCIS received about 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 10, 2014, USCIS completed a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption. For cap-subject petitions not randomly selected, USCIS will reject and return the petition with filing fees, unless it is found to be a duplicate filing.

Visa Bulletin May 2014 Analysis!

Visa Bulletin for May 2014 is published. Dates more or less stays identical to last month. EB-2 category for India is November 15th, 2004, and EB-3 category shows October 01st, 2003. For all other countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and many other countries, EB-2 category is current, and EB-3 category falls on October 01st, 2012. Further. for spouses of permanent residents (F2A), priority date is still stuck at September 08, 2013.