H-2A Visa Aspirants Can Now Search and Retrieve Temporary Agricultural Jobs through a New Web-Based Tool, H-2A Job Registry

H-2A Visa Aspirants Can Now Search and Retrieve Temporary Agricultural Jobs through a New Web-Based Tool, H-2A Job Registry

The Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has developed a new web-based tool, the H-2A Job Registry, allowing the H-2A visa aspirants to search and retrieve temporary agricultural jobs with unprecedented ease and timeliness. This new tool was developed to comply 

Non-immigrant and Immigrant Visa Fees Increases from July 13, 2010

Non-immigrant and Immigrant Visa Fees Increases from July 13, 2010

On June 28, 2010, the U.S. Department of State published its Schedule of Fees for Consular Services in the Federal Register. The schedule includes fees for passports, immigrant visas and other consular services. The changes will take effect on July 13, 2010, 15 days after 

USCIS Receives 23,500 H-1B Cap Petitions

USCIS Receives 23,500 H-1B Cap Petitions

The USCIS has recently updated the count of H-1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H-1B cap for the fiscal year 2011 employment. As of June 25, 2010, USCIS has received approximately 23,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 10,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap 

Immigration Reform and What it Means for Your Case

Immigration Reform and What it Means for Your Case

Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) presents many of the complexities of immigration policy. Most people undergoing the immigration process want to know, “What does this mean for me?” At this early stage, there is no clear answer. However, the proposal outlined recently provided a roadmap and 

Federal immigrant tracking program spreads throughout Virginia

Federal immigrant tracking program spreads throughout Virginia

The federal government has expanded its immigration record-sharing program throughout Virginia in an effort to ensure illegal immigrants are identified if they land in local jails. The program, called Secure Communities, allows local police officials to crosscheck inmate or arrestee fingerprints with federal immigration records.