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.
I recently participated in a Consumer Electronics Association sponsored Hangout Supporting the March for Innovation. Here is the video from the discussion with various immigration reform proponents from around the country:
The H-1B visa system is unsustainable under the present system and is in serious need of reform. In the first five days of the filing period last week(April 1-5), USICS received approximately 124,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption.
The Innovation Movement is a grassroots organization sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). We are more than 200,000 Americans who believe innovation & entrepreneurship are key to future U.S. global leadership & economic growth. Here is my video interview:
We have had some exciting news on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform front recently. Both President Obama and the ‘Gang of Eight’ bipartisan senators have released their plans for reform. So far, these are only a set of principles or plans and none of this is law or policy just yet. Both plans have similarities and some very key differences as well.
Arizona Seeks to deny Driver’s Licenses to Deferred Action Recipients. Governor Jan Brewer has just signed a state executive order denying state benefits to DREAMers/Deferred Action Recipients using the argument that Deferred Action does not give a recipient legal status. This is another of Arizona’s challenges against the Obama Administration regarding immigration.