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Immigration News Flashes - 2011   

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December 2011

December 15   New Webinar Series on Workplace Discrimination

December 1   Per Country Limit on Visa Numbers

December 1   December 2011 Visa Bulletin

December 1   H-1B Cap Reached for FY 2012

November 2011

November 10   USCIS Extends TPS for Nicaraguans and Hondurans

November 10   Georgia Couple Arrested, Indicted on Harboring Charges

November 10   Conviction Handed Down in Orlando Visa Fraud Case

October 2011

October 28
  USCIS Introduces New EAD, Designed to Deter Fraud

October 28   H-1B Cap Count as of October 21, 2011

October 13
  TPS for Sudan & The Republic of South Sudan +  I-9 Tips

October 12
  November 2011 Visa Bulletin

October 12
  DOL PERM and H Statistics for Fiscal Year 2010

October 6   Petitioners and Applicants: Keep an Eye Out for Original I-797 Approval Notices

October 6   Diversity Visa Program - 2013 Accepting Applications

September 2011 

September 29
  Greenberg Traurig Obtains a TRO in Lawsuit Challenging Unfair H-2B Wage Rules Set to Become Effective on September 30, 2011  - DOL Responds with a 60 Day Suspension of the Implementation

September 26   ICE Releases Fact Sheet for International Students Applying for a Driver's License or State Identification Card

September 22   Greenberg Traurig Files Lawsuit Challenging Unfair H -2B Wage Rules Set to Become Effective on September 30, 2011

September 15
  DOS Notifies USCIS of Exhaustion of Employment-Based Visa Numbers for FY2011

September 14   H-1B Cap Count as of September 9, 2011

September 13
  2013 Diversity Visa Lottery Begins October 4th, 2011

September 7   Alabama's Immigration Law Temporarily Blocked by Court


August 2011

August 30   H-1B Cap Count as of August 12, 2011

August 30
  Cohabiting Partners: B-1/B-2

August 30
  September 2010 Visa Bulletin

August 15
  E-Verify Self-Check Expands to Include 16 More States + A Spanish Language Site
August 5
  FY2012 H-1B Cap Count

August 5
  Congressional Immigration Highlights

August 1   I-9 Document Abuse And Discrimination Claims, Have You Checked Your Company's Policies Lately?

July 2011

July 14
  FY2012 H-1B Cap Count

July 14   U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security meets with Central American and Mexican Officials

July 14   State Department releases August 2011 Visa Bulletin

June 2011

June 20   H-1B Cap Count as of June 1st

June 20
  Questions and Answers on Form I-9

June 13
  USCIS and Mississippi Partner to Combat Fraud


May 2011

May 16
  H-1B Cap Count as of May 6th

May 16
  ICE Broadens "STEM" List

May 16
  USCIS Launches "I-9 Central"

May 5
  Spanish Version of E-Verify Website Now Available

May 4
  FY2012 H-1B Cap Count


April  2011

April 29 DHS Withdraws NSEERS Country Designations

April 20
  White House Immigration Blog Post

April 19
  U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Opinion on Export Controls

April 19
  Updated H-1B Cap Count

April 11
  New Single Document Granting Joint EAD and Advance Parole

April 11
  FY2012 H-1B Cap Update

April 7   Movement Expected in EB-2 Numbers for Indian Nationals in May 2011

March 2011

March 31   Preparing for the New Fiscal Year and the H-1B CAP- Changing Trends

March 23   E-Verify Goes Live with First Phase of Self Check for Individuals

February 2011

February 25   Court Finds Employer Responsible for Certain H-2B Costs

January 2011

January 28   FY2011 H-1B Cap Reached as of January 27, 2011

January 27   ICE Announces Creation of Employment Compliance Inspection Center

January 27   H-1B Cap Count as of January 21, 2011