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J-1 Waiver in Texas09/13/11

 

The state of Texas began accepting J-1 waivers on September 1, 2011 for the 2012 fiscal year.  They have already received 28 applications toward the allotted 30 Conrad waivers, thus […]

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It can take several years for healthcare workers to obtain permanent residence in the U.S. Yet, while most of the other professionals and skilled workers have the advantage of waiting […]

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While visa retrogression affects thousands of foreign nationals who seek to immigrate to the U.S. for employment, it has a disparate impact on the seven healthcare occupations that require a healthcare […]

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) agreed to pay $22,000 in civil penalties for improper postings on its website (www.PedJobs.org).  The Office of Special Counsel investigated based upon the employment postings for doctors, […]

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On March 4, 2011, the American Immigration Lawyers Association reported that USCIS will soon release a memo clarifying that teaching hospitals affiliated with a medical school are exempt from the cap […]

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The H-1b is the most widely used nonimmigrant status for employment in the U.S. It is also the nonimmigrant status with the most costly government fees for employers, including a […]

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The USCIS has announced that it has reached the H-1b cap for fiscal year 2011.  As such, all H-1b petitions subject to the H-1b cap are not eligible for filing […]

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H-1b’s Going Fast01/23/11

 

The USCIS is very near to reaching the H-1b cap. As of Friday, the USCIS had receipted 60,700 H-1b petitions.  That leaves only 4,300 cap-subject petitions available for this fiscal […]

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The U.S. Consulate in Mumbai, India had errneously reported that for the month of February 2011, the EB-2 Category for India will become current. http://mumbai.usconsulate.gov/cut_off_dates.html While this would be extremely […]

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On January 11, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling that medical residents, those engaged in paid employment of 40 or more hours per week, must pay Federal […]

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