Immigration Reform: Maybe next year

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Immigration
Immigration Reform: Maybe next year

As of November 27, 2013 there are only eight legislative days left for the House of Representatives in 2013.  Although they haven’t fled Washington for their winter retreats quite yet, it is a near certainty that any progress towards comprehensive immigration reform is on the back-burner until the House re-convenes on January 7, 2014.   It […]

Retrogression of EB-2 Visa Numbers for Indian Nationals

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Immigration
Retrogression of EB-2 Visa Numbers for Indian Nationals

There are five categories of employment based immigration.  The first preference category (EB-1) is for priority workers including persons of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational organization executives and managers.  The second category (EB-2), is for members of the professions holding advanced degrees or persons of exceptional ability.  The third category (EB-3) is […]

Changes Proposed to International Student Programs

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Visas
Changes Proposed to International Student Programs

On behalf of the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) manages schools and their nonimmigrant students. As of November 20, 2013 ICE is proposing changes to SEVP by eliminating the limit of 10 Designated School Officials for oversight of campuses.  This move is intended to improve […]