Posted on March 29th, 2011
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced that they will begin accepting applications for H1-B temporary worker visas on this Friday, April 1st. The visas will go into effect in October 2011 and will apply to the 2012 fiscal year.
65,000 temporary worker visas will be given out for the 2012 fiscal year. Also, 20,000 of the visas will be reserved for applicants with a master’s degree from the U.S. or a higher degree. USCIS Officials note that workers with institutions of higher education, workers with non-profit organizations, non-profit researchers, and governmental researchers are exempt from the 65,000 cap.
For the 2011 fiscal year, all H1-B visas were given out within four months of when applications began being accepted.
If you or someone you know wants to learn more about the H1-B temporary worker visa, contact the Orange County temporary worker visa attorneys of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 to set up an appointment to meet with one of our immigration lawyers.
Posted on March 22nd, 2011
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that immigrant workers and prospective workers in 5 states and the District of Columbia will be able to check their immigration status online. The program is called E-Verify Self Check and identifies if a worker’s information has been correctly recorded with the government or if there have been any errors.
According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, workers who are said to be ineligible to work by E-Verify have 8 days to clear up any issues. Currently, the program is available to people in Arizona, Virginia, Colorado, Mississippi, Idaho, and Washington D.C. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security hopes to have the program expanded to all states in 12 months.
If you are looking to become certified to work in the United States, contact the Orange County labor certification lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 to learn more about how we can help you.
Posted on March 16th, 2011
Later this month, the Sacramento Public Library will be holding a special exhibition that explores the history of Asian immigration into the United States. The exhibit is called Gateway to Gold Mountain: The Angel Island Immigration Experience and will open from March 30th to April 9th at the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library.
Gateway to Gold Mountain: The Angel Island Immigration Experience shows Asian immigrants’ experiences traveling to Northern California in the beginning of the 20th century. Photographs, poetry and other writings will be on display to try to give people today an idea of the lives of some of the earliest immigrants from Asia and their journey to becoming Americans.
The exhibition is narrated by the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation and is free to the public. An Asian American History professor from the University of California Sacramento will be giving a talk one day during the exhibition and on April 5th, children are invited to learn how to make traditional Chinese crafts.
Contact the Orange County immigration petitions attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 949-540-6704 today, if you or someone you know is looking to come to the United States and would like to speak with an experienced immigration attorney.
Posted on March 8th, 2011
A bill circulating in the Maryland Senate would allow children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at the state’s colleges. The bill passed through the Senate’s education committee last week.
The bill, created by state Senator Victor Ramirez, specifies that students would be able to pay in-state tuition at the state’s community colleges and, after two years, students could transfer to a four-year university and continue to pay in-state tuition.
The General Assembly approved a similar bill in 2003 but Governor Ehrlich vetoed it. In the past decade, the Latin American population in Maryland has doubled. In addition, the Asian population has increased by 50 percent.
If you are student and are not a citizen of the United States, contact the Orange County student visa lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 to learn more about the process of obtaining a student visa, or another type of visa.