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6/12/2012 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 of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2013. Yesterday, June 11, 2012, was the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2013.
1/20/2012 DOL Releases Select Statistics For FY 2012 On PERM
1/16/2012 Citing slow visa processing that hampers travel to the United States, travel groups and convention planners are among the groups pressing the United States to change some of its visa requirements, The New York Times reported. The U.S. Travel Association says that the waiting time to obtain a visa in some countries can be up to 100 days and that discourages travel to the U.S
11/23/2011 OIG investigations continue to uncover schemes carried out by immigration attorneys, labor brokers, and transnational organized crime groups. OIG investigations have repeatedly revealed that fraudulent applications filed with DOL on behalf of fictitious companies, as well as schemes wherein fraudulent applications were filed using the names of legitimate companies without the companies’ knowledge. Additionally, OIG investigations have uncovered complex schemes involving fraudulent DOL FLC documents filed in conjunction with or in support of similarly falsified identification documents required by other Federal and state organizations.
11/23/2011 Teleconference on changes to process for filing citizenship and naturalization forms
11/15/2011 The U.S Department of State expedites the student visa process for foreign students to encourage early application.
11/2/2011 Information on the Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B Cap and Eligibility.
5/26/2011 Information about US Consulate/Embassy issued Visa Stamps.
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David Morris selected for as one of only 10 lawyers to serve on AILA’s National EB-5 Investor Visa Committee for 2010-2011 term. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.
David M. Morris, Esq. selected to serve as Discussion Leader for 3-Part Conference Series “EB-5 Investor Options for Experts” hosted by ILW.com, the nation’s leading immigration publisher.
David Morris, Esq. co-authored article “Realizing the Economic-developmment Goals of EB5 Through an Integrated Targeted Employment Area Definition” in Bender’s Immigration Bulletin (Vol. 14, No 20. Oct 15, 2009). The key enhancement introduced in the article now appears in U.S. Congressman Polis bill seeking to modify EB-5 visa program.
David M. Morris, Esq. was interviewed for Sunday's The Washington Post article "Immigrants Invest in U.S. Businesses in Exchange For Visas" exploring the EB-5 investor visa (Green Card) program. (January 10, 2010). For more information on the EB-5 program contact David via e-mail at Morris@VisaLawGroup.com
EB-5 Investor Visa News: David Morris, Esq. of Visa Law Group was selected to serve as a distinguished speaker in three presentations covering advanced topics in EB-5 law. On October 19th, David was a co-panelist on “Deconstructing AAO Precedent Decisions” in the “Advanced Issues” portion of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) first ever EB-5 investor Conference held in San Francisco. On December 17th, David was a panelist on the “Investors for Experts” national EB-5 seminar hosted by ILW, the leading immigration law publisher of Immigration Daily. On December 9th, David was a co-speaker on “Investor Options for Beginners” also hosted by ILW.
Conference Co-Organizer, AILA 2011 Special Topics Conference