Justice Department Settles Document Abuse Claim Against Imagine Schools in Ohio

The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Imagine Schools Inc., resolving allegations that the company discriminated under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, when it fired an employee at its Imagine School in…

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Green Card Limit for EB-2 India and China Reached

According to the State Department, the annual limit in the EB-2 category for China-mainland born and India has been reached. The USCIS will continue to accept I-485 adjustment applications based upon current dates published in the April and May Visa Bulletins. However,…

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H-1B Cap Update for 2012

According to USCIS officials, 22,323 cap-subject H-1B petitions have been received as of April 4, 2012. Approximately 25% of these cases are for U.S. advanced degrees. According to USCIS, the number of filings received in the first few days of…

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Justice Department Settles Document Abuse Claim Against Ross Stores Inc.

On March 22, the Justice Department announced that it reached an agreement with Ross Stores Inc., resolving allegations that the company had engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination based on citizenship status while verifying employment eligibility at its…

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Healthcare Staffing Company Settles Claim Over Alleged Discriminatory Job Ads

The U.S. Department of Justice recently reached a settlement agreement with Onward Healthcare, a healthcare staffing company based in Wilton, Conn., resolving allegations that the company posted discriminatory job advertisements on its home page and third party websites that limited…

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USCIS Issues Q&A on Employee-Employer Relationships for H-1B Petitions

On March 12, 2012, the USCIS issued a Q & A memorandum to provide more information about the proof needed to establish a valid employer-employee relationship in H-1B petitions.  The Q & A expands on the USCIS memorandum issued on January 8, 2010,…

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April 2012 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State recently published the April 2012 Visa Bulletin to announce availability of  family and employment based immigrant visas (green cards) in Apri 2012.  Click here for the visa bulletin. If you have an I-130 or I-140 petition that…

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The Future of a Generation: How New Americans Will Help Support Retiring Baby Boomers

From the Immigration Policy Center The Immigration Policy Center recently released The Future of a Generation: How New Americans Will Help Support Retiring Baby Boomers, by Walter Ewing, Ph.D.  The United States is in the midst of a profound demographic…

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March 2012 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State recently published the March 2012 Visa Bulletin to announce availability of  family and employment based immigrant visas (green cards) in March 2012.  Click here for the visa bulletin. If you have an I-130 or I-140 petition…

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NFAP Report Confirms High Denial Rates of L-1 & H-1B Petitions at USCIS

The National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) issued a report analyzing data obtained from USCIS that shows a high rate of denials and RFE issuance in petitions for L-1 intracompany transferees and H-1B professionals. The report states, “Data indicate much…

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