One year has passed since the Senate approved the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.” In June of 2013, hopes were high that comprehensive immigration reform would become a reality. One year later, these hopes seem misplaced. The Washington Post recently reported that lawmakers on both sides don’t believe that immigration reform will be… Continue reading Immigration Reform: One Year After the Senate Approved the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act”
Today, the USCIS announced that they received approximately 172,500 H-1b cap petitions. The lottery was completed today and 85,000 lucky petitions were selected for further processing. The remaining 87,500 rejected petitions will be returned. We expect to start receiving receipts and rejections in the next week. Premium processing of cases is expected to start no later than… Continue reading 172,500 H-1b cap cases filed
By a wide majority of 68-32, the Senate passed sweeping immigration legislation. We will now carefully watch the House to see if Immigration reform can become a reality.
If you are interested in reading the current version of the Senate CIR bill that was passed out of the Judiciary Committee last night, here is a link . It is 867 pages long. Enjoy 🙂
If you are a member of TechServe Alliance, we encourage you to attend the webinar scheduled for April 23rd. Mike Hammond will be a panelist discussing the Senate CIR bill recently introduced and its potential impact on IT cos.
The Senate has released the text of the proposed CIR bill. It is a mere 844 pages long but, in general I would say 4 things: 1. Forget everything you read in prior summaries 2. The business community will like most of it and can live with all of it 3. International workers will like it but, not… Continue reading Senate CIR bill released