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USCIS Reaches FY 2011 H-1B Cap

Jan. 27, 2011

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2011.  USCIS is notifying the public that yesterday, Jan. 26, 2011, is the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an employment start date in FY2011.

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Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment H–2B

The Department has published in the Federal Register a Final Rule on the Wage Methodology for Temporary Non-agricultural Employment in the H-2B Program. The Final Rule revises the methodology by which the Department calculates the prevailing wages to be paid to H-2B workers and U.S. workers recruited in connection with a temporary labor certification. The Final Rule is effective for wages paid for all work performed on or after January 1, 2012. 

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New Countries Eligible to Participate in H-2A and H-2B Programs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, has identified 53 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B programs for the coming year.

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Guestbook Entry for Sunny Gurnani, United States

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Sunny Gurnani
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California
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United States
Comment: 
I am so Thankful to Mr. Rajiv Khanna and team. Initially my company’s lawyer filed my H1B transfer with their own layer who screwed up everything Even I was working with the direct client and yet my h1B transfer got denied and my former company already had revoked my H1B petition with them I taked with many lawyers with Initial consultation fees but when I talked Mr. Rajeev Khanna oh my god he completely relieved my tensions he directly said that If you want to file a case with USCIS I will do it free for you however I didnt wanted that I just wanted to come out of this situation as I was Out-Of-Status So after handling my case to Rajiv Khanna and team (Mr. Rajiv Khanna,Judi and Anna) I immediately left for India and withing few months my H1B got approved without any RFE even my company officers were surprised with having no RFE I am so thankful to Mr. Rajiv Khanna and team :)  

USCIS Releases Executive Summary Of Implementing Public Law 111-230 Teleconference

On August 13, 2010, President Obama signed into law Public Law 111-230. The new law contains provisions that require petitioners to pay an additional $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and an additional $2,250 for certain L-1 petitions. To begin public outreach on this legislation, USCIS held a teleconference on August 19, 2010 to share how USCIS will implement it.

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CRS Report On Policy Considerations Related to Guest Worker Program

At present, the United States has two main programs for temporarily importing low-skilled workers, sometimes referred to as guest workers. Agricultural guest workers enter through the H-2A visa program, and other guest workers enter through the H-2B visa program. Employers interested in importing workers under either program must first apply to the U.S. Department of Labor for a certification that U.S.

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DOL Updates – 06/30/10

Prevailing Wage and FIFO (First-in, first-out order) 

All wage requests are being processed in less than 60 days. First-in, first-out order (FIFO) is being used.  Requests for H-1B/PERM are processed in FIFO order as there is only one queue. The goal in the end is to process all wage requests continues to be 60 days.

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USCIS Annual Report on "Characteristics of Specialty Occupation Workers (H-1B) for FY 2009"

USCIS Annual Report on Characteristics of Specialty Occupation Workers (H-1B) for Fiscal Year 2009 to Congress. The report includes information on countries of origin and occupations of, education levels attained by, and compensation paid to H-1B beneficiaries.

Please check the attached document.

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