September 2011

College PERMs in Jeopardy
The chaos currently prevailing at the National Prevailing Wage Center (NPWC) threatens to undermine the Special Handling framework that governs PERMs filed by Institutes of Higher Education.  “Special Handling” is [...]
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Employment-Based Visa Quota Exhausted For FY2011
For those of you who have been wondering why the processing of your employment-based Green Cards has been taking so long, USCIS has finally given an explanation.  As of September [...]
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Hope for Gay Partners of Nonimmigrant Visa Holders
Back in March 2011 I lamented the Obama Administration’s announcement that it would continue to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the immigration context, thereby precluding gay spouses [...]
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USCIS Raises the Bar for EB-1 Petitions
This past year has seen a dramatic change in the adjudication process for EB-1 Petitions (for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors/Researchers or Aliens of Exceptional Ability).  And not for [...]
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