The 2015 H-1B Cap Lottery: What are the Odds of Being Selected?
- April 10, 2014
- Category: H-1B Cap Count, H-1B Visas
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.
Binational Same-Sex Couples can begin Immigration petitions NOW!
- July 3, 2013
- Category: Immigrant Visas, Napolitano, Prosecutorial Discretion, Same-Sex, USCIS
Binational Same-Sex Couples can begin Immigration petitions, following last week’s Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”).
CEA Hangout Supporting the March for Innovation–Immigration Reform!
- May 24, 2013
- Category: Comprehensive Immigration Reform, H-1B Cap Count, H-1B Visas, Start Up Visa Act, Startup Visa
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:
H-1B Cap Lottery: What are the odds of being selected?
- April 12, 2013
- Category: Comprehensive Immigration Reform, H-1B Cap Count, H-1B Visas
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.
H-1B Visas: A Program in Serious Need of Immigration Reform
- April 1, 2013
- Category: H-1B Cap Count, H-1B Visas
I filed an H-1B petition on Friday for an April 1, 2013 delivery. The case looks great and I do expect an approval. What bothers me, however, is the sheer lunacy of the H-1B visa process right now.
Strategic Immigration Reform: John Manley, Immigration Lawyer
- March 7, 2013
- Category: Comprehensive Immigration Reform, H-1B Cap Count
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:
Comprehensive Immigration Reform: A Comparison of the Obama and Bipartisan Senators’ Plan
- February 11, 2013
- Category: General
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.
Interviewed About Immigration & Unlawful Presence Waivers
- December 15, 2012
- Category: Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Waivers
I was recently interviewed by Heather Navarro, a graduate student at USC, about immigration trends and unlawful presence waivers.
Arizona Seeks to deny Driver’s Licenses to Deferred Action Recipients
- August 16, 2012
- Category: Arizona, Deferred Action, DREAMers
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.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals with Criminal Records
- August 15, 2012
- Category: Deferred Action, Immigration Reform
I would strongly encourage any DREAMers with criminal records to consult with an attorney prior to submitting any Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (“DACA”) petitions.