Newsletter - December 2013

Newsletter - December 2013
December 11, 2013

T’is the Season: to Plan for the H-1B Cap

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Filing of H-1B cases subject to the annual cap will begin in less than 4 months, on April 1, 2014.  As the US job market continues to strengthen, it is highly likely that all of next fiscal year’s H-1B numbers will be over-subscribed before the first week of April is over, as it was this past April. (more)


Unusual Pattern of Employment-Based Visa Cut-Off Date for China EB-2 and EB-3

In the just released Visa Bulletin (January 2014), the priority date cut-off for China EB-2 is significantly behind that of EB-3, which makes EB-3 unusually more favorable than EB-2.   (more)


Comprehensive Immigration Reform is Unlikely in the Foreseeable Future

2013 started off with much excitement, anticipation, and hope for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR).  The Senate actually passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill (S.744) in June. (more)