Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs for January 2015

For January, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2015 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

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Trusted Traveler/Global Entry Appeals and the Value of DHS Redress

I have just had a recent successful global entry appeal.  This success primarily revolved about the filing of a DHS Redress.  This is basically what happened…

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H-2B Cap Count as of October 31, 2014

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its count of H-2B filing for temporary non-agricultural visas (H-2Bs) for employment for the first half of FY 2015.

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Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs for November 2014

For November, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2015 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

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Diversity Visa Lottery: DV-2016 To Run from October 1, 2014 to Monday, November 3, 2014

Entries for the DV-2016 DV program must be submitted electronically between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Monday, November 3, 2014.  Do not wait until the last week of the registration period to enter, as heavy demand may result in website delays.  No late entries or paper entries will be accepted.  The law allows only one entry by or for each person during each registration period.  The Department of State uses sophisticated technology to detect multiple entries.  Individuals with more than one entry will be disqualified.

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Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs for October 2014

For October, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2015 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

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H-2B Cap Count as of September 12, 2014

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its count of H-2B filing for temporary non-agricultural visas (H-2Bs) for employment for the first and second half of FY 2014.

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Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs for September 2014

For September, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2014 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

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Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs for August 2014

For August, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2014 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:

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Summary of Questions and Answers: CBP Trusted Traveler Program Redress from March 2014

I am will be working on the next series of questions and answers for CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program Redress.  As I mentioned in a previous blog, I am very excited to report that I have been appointed to the AILA(American Immigration Lawyers Association) CBP National Liaison Committee.  The last CBP Trusted Traveler Redress Advisory was published as a Q&A by AILA on March 7, 2014, based upon meetings and teleconferences with CBP during 2013-2014.  Here is a summary of some of the important points discussed in this Q&A:

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