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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My Appointment to AILA’s CBP National Liaison Committee. Next Assignment: Trusted Traveler Program Redress Advisory!

I am very excited to report that I have been appointed to the AILA(American Immigration Lawyers Association) CBP National Liaison Committee.  I am even more excited to be working on my first assignment for this committee:

I will be working on the next Trusted Traveler Program Redress advisory!

This is exactly what I was hoping to work on in this committee.  I am also very happy to be involved in the national discussion on this program.    

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

For July, 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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H-2B Cap Count as of June 23, 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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H-2B Cap Count as of May 16, 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 June 2014

For June, 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 May 2014

For May, 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:

Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed Separately  
AFRICA 37,900 Except:
Egypt:    25,900
Nigeria:   13,500
ASIA 6,500  
EUROPE 30,700 Except: Uzbekistan  16,350
NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 15  
OCEANIA 1,100  
SOUTH AMERICA,
and the CARIBBEAN
1,325  

Entitlement to immigrant status in the DV category lasts only through the end of the fiscal (visa) year for which the applicant is selected in the lottery.  The year of entitlement for all applicants registered for the DV-2014 program ends as of September 30, 2014.  DV visas may not be issued to DV-2014 applicants after that date.  Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2014 principals are only entitled to derivative DV status until September 30, 2014.  DV visa availability through the very end of FY-2014 cannot be taken for granted.  Numbers could be exhausted prior to September 30.

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The 2015 H-1B Cap Lottery: What are the Odds of Being Selected?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7 that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption.

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