ICE Reports that Scammers are Targeting Foreign Students

Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently released an alert that foreign students are being targeted by con artists in the Chicago area. Several foreign students in this area have received phone calls from individuals who represent that they are employees of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. These scammers are telling students that they must pay… Continue reading ICE Reports that Scammers are Targeting Foreign Students

New Immigration Bills May Provide Greater Opportunities for STEM Graduates to Obtain Green Cards

During this past month, members of the U.S. Senate have introduced a number of bills that would allow STEM graduates to more easily receive green cards once they are employed in a relevant field. On May 15, 2012, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) presented Securing the Talent America Requires for the 21st Century (“STAR Act”). This… Continue reading New Immigration Bills May Provide Greater Opportunities for STEM Graduates to Obtain Green Cards

USCIS issues FAQ on “cap-gap” rules

With the H-1b cap season in full swing, the USCIS has issued a new set of FAQ on the subject of “cap-gap”.  A “cap-gap” occurs when a foreign student’s EAD card, issued pursuant to the OPT rules, expires prior to October 1, 2011. The USCIS has adopted rules that provides for an automatic extension that allows… Continue reading USCIS issues FAQ on “cap-gap” rules