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June 2017 Visa Bulletin Published

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USCIS to Redesign Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

As part of their “Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project,” USCIS announced on April 19, 2017 the redesign of both Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents (EAD). According to the American Immigration Lawyers Asso… Read More
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President Trump's New Executive Order on H-1B

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order regarding the H-1B program. The Executive Order is titled “Buy American and Hire American.” However, according to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (AILA Do… Read More
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State Distribution of H-1B Physicians

A study by Peter Kahn and Tova Gardin, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, sought to investigate the H-1B program, specifically in regards to physicians. According to 2016 data by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Forei… Read More
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H-1B Cap Random Selection for FY2018

According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), USCIS received approximately 199,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period for fiscal year 2018. The filing period began on April 3, 2017, and on April 7, 2017, USCIS announced that… Read More
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May 2017 Visa Bulletin Published

The May 2017 Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Department of State. View the May Visa Bulletin here. The visa bulletin is published monthly, usually about 2 weeks in advance of the next month. The dates listed in the bulletin are current pr… Read More
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FY2018 H-1B Cap Reached

USCIS Reached the H-1B Visa Cap for FY2018 As of April 7, 2017, USCIS reached the 65,000 visa H-1B cap mandated by Congress for FY2018. USCIS also received enough H-1B petitions to meet the master’s cap visa exemption of 20,000. All unselected… Read More
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New EB-5 Compliance Audit Program

USCIS has launched a new compliance audit program for the EB-5 Regional Center. According to USCIS, these audits are “an additional way to enhance program integrity and verify information in regional center applications and annual certification… Read More
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H-1B Cap Season Coming Soon

The H-1B Cap Season for this year will be opening on April 3, 2017. It will remain open for 5 days thereafter. This excludes non-profit institutions for research, institutions of higher education, and those seeking extension of H-1B status. Who can a… Read More
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April 2017 Adjustment of Status Filing Dates

Use the following Visa Bulletin charts to determine when to file your application for adjustment of status. How do I use these charts? Find your visa type in the left-most column of the appropriate chart (family or employment based). Stay in that row… Read More
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About Attorney Sivaraman

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Sivaraman Immigration Law’s founder, Heather Sivaraman, brings an exceptional level of initiative, creativity and dedication to the practice of Immigration Law. A 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, she is an active… Read More
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Jing Huang, Associate Attorney, holds a Master’s degree in Law from University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from China Women’s University. Prior to joining Sivaraman Immigration Law, Jing worked as an attorney in China s… Read More

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