When Immigration Matters

Karen Pollak

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Results For DV-2012 DV Lottery Are Available

Posted by Karen Pollak on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 @ 8:39 PM

The results for DV-2012 DV Lottery | Diversity Immigrant Visa Program are available now!!! 

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New Results For DV-2012 DV Lottery Coming Soon!

Posted by Karen Pollak on Tue, Jul 05, 2011 @ 8:24 PM

For the nearly 19.6 million applicants who thought they missed out on an opportunity of a lifetime, there is still hope for second chance.  A new, random selection for the DV-2012 Diversity Visa Lottery 2012 will be conducted in the upcoming days. The new selection will be based on the original entries.  If you submitted a qualified entry in 2010 between October 5 and November 3, you do not need to reapply. Your confirmation number to check results on this website is still valid. 

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Fights For DREAM Act | Immigration

Posted by Karen Pollak on Thu, Jun 23, 2011 @ 7:56 AM

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, has just announced that he is an undocumented immigrant in a major article that just went up on the New York Times website.  Tomorrow evening ABC News will be devoting its Nightline program to the story.  Here are the links:

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Immigration & Entrepreneurialism Impact Fortune 500

Posted by Karen Pollak on Wed, Jun 22, 2011 @ 9:44 PM

Did you know that 41% of the Fortune 500 companies were founded by either an immigrant or the child of an immigrant and that the 2010 Fortune 500 companies generated revenues equivalent to 73% of the US GDP? 

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Purchasing a US Green Card | EB-5 Visa

Posted by Karen Pollak on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 @ 11:44 AM

This is the last part of a four part series on immigrating to the United States that will be appearing in BusinessBrief Magazine. BusinessBrief is a South African business management Magazine that provides the decision makers in business with the information they need to make better business decisions.

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What You Need To Know About Applying For A US Green Card

Posted by Karen Pollak on Wed, Jun 15, 2011 @ 11:40 AM

This is the third part of a four part series on immigrating to the United States that will be appearing in BusinessBrief Magazine. BusinessBrief is a South African business management Magazine that provides the decision makers in business with the information they need to make better business decisions.

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US Immigration | Non-Immigrant Visas

Posted by Karen Pollak on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 @ 11:14 PM

This is the second part of a four part series on immigrating to the United States that will be appearing in BusinessBrief Magazine. BusinessBrief is a South African business management Magazine that provides the decision makers in business with the information they need to make better business decisions.

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USCIS Combats the Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law

Posted by Karen Pollak on Sat, Jun 11, 2011 @ 2:15 PM
All too often, individuals seeking immigration benefits are deceived by people pretending to be "immigration experts." This is against the law.  Common scams include:
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Civics and Citizenship Toolkit Now Available

Posted by Karen Pollak on Mon, May 23, 2011 @ 9:48 PM
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Drop in Demand for H-1B Visas in 2011

Posted by Karen Pollak on Fri, May 20, 2011 @ 7:08 AM

Demand for H-1B visas have dropped by more than 50 percent when the numbers are compared for April 2010 and April 2011, according to figures cited by the Wall Street Journal. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received just 8,000 employer petitions for H-1B visas in April 2011, compared with roughly 16,500 petitions in April 2010 and 45,000 in April 2009.

The H-1B program allows US employers to sponsor highly skilled foreign-born workers for employment in the United States for up to six years.

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