Immigration Daily has learned that the interim regulation implementing the 20,000 H-1B numbers for fiscal 2005 will only allow graduates of U.S. master's or higher programs to be eligible. The interim regulations are expected to be published on May 5, 2005, but filings will not be accepted for another five business days.
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In the Matter of Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, v. Pegasus Consulting Group, Inc, No. 2004-LCA-0021 (OALJ, Mar. 10, 2005), the Office of Administrative Judges said that the mere transfer of a visa was insufficient to demonstrate that the H-1B visa worker was working for another employer under an H-1B petition, transferred or otherwise, as required by the regulations and placed weight upon the fact that the Employer did not notify INS that it had terminated its employee relationship with the H alien in May 1999.
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Thank you for providing Catholic Legal Immigration Network's manual on representing victims of human trafficking (5/3/05 ID). It looks to be
thorough and useful.
John Gfoeller, Esq.
This letter is in response to LL's letter (5/02/05 ID). When I first responded (4/28/05 ID) to Mike's letter (4/21/05 ID), I was not clear on my issue. I did not need to file for amnesty because I already had a petition through my father but then CIS lost my papers, and later told me that somehow it went to the "dead file" in Nebraska. Is this my fault? Since then I have refiled because my entire family are citizens and we are in the year 2005 and as of 5/1/2005 they are giving greencards to people who filed in 1998. It's been a long time. You don't know my situation or others like me. I would never buy a social
security and I am waiting to go to school and be a nurse. My point was that CIS takes too long to process cases so in the meantime it
would be nice to have a job and be able to drive. It is very expensive to
hire a lawyer to fix a mistake the CIS has made. So please dont make any mean comments such as how to file for amnesty and things like that. My daily life is, waiting and waiting for my case. In no way is that
I can't help but wonder where Mr. Orlow letter's outrage (5/02/05 ID) is at the discrimination countries such as China and Japan practiced against foreigners at the time of these acts, and continue to practice to the present day. Why is it that the US is expected to throw open its doors to the world, but that the very countries which most benefit from our doing so do not seem to feel the need to do the same. And that people such as Mr. Orlow don't expect them to.
I appreciate Immigration Daily's PERM input (4/28/05 ID comment), but there is more to immigration law than just PERM.
Below please find a response from the Philadelphia Backlog Processing Center to my recent inquiry as to one of my cases that had been transferred from New York Regional Office. Thought it might be interesting. [At this time, we are unable to provide any status information on Permanent Labor Certifications. All Philadelphia Processing Center files are being transferred to a new system. Once the data entry process is completed, 45-day letters will be issued on all applications providing a
new case ID # as well as requesting additional information from the employer. Please do not request any additional status information for at least 90 days after responding to the 45-day letter. To obtain general information regarding processing times, please visit
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The Congress has reached a compromise on the Real ID Act which will make it more difficult for illegal aliens to obtain a driver's license and disappear into the mainstream. It is about time.
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