USCIS announced that: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing the final phase of the premium processing expansion for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Unlike previous phases of the expansion, this phase applies to new (initial) petitions, in addition to all previously filed Form I-140 petitions under [...]
Read this memo by Attorney Kidambi to know more about the Employer’s Training Obligation under the STEM OPT program and whether your company could complete Form I-983, Training Plan for STEM OPT Students.
CAP Gap Employment: The USCIS has clarified that F-1 nonimmigrant students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) may apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion OPT employment authorization. An F-1 student who is the beneficiary of an H-1B petition and request for change of status that is filed on time may have his [...]
Every year since 1976, Lake Superior State University (LSSU) has released a "List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness". Nominations are offered for words and phrases that are best left out of our vocabulary in the following year. The 2012 List is as follows: 1.Amazing 2.Baby Bump 3.Shared [...]