When Immigration Matters

H-1B Visa Application Season Starts on April 1 2013

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 @ 4:22 PM

On April 1, 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) begins accepting H1-B visa applications for the 2014 fiscal year (which starts on October 1, 2013).   In 2008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received approximately 163,000 petitions during the five-day filing period and conducted a random lottery to select the 65,000 petitions that would be eligible for processing.  In 2007, the USCIS reached its H-1B visa quota in one day.  Due to the slump in the economy, last year all H-1B visas were not taken until the end of June 2012.   While we cannot predict how quickly these visas will be taken, since the economy has picked up, we guesstimate that the cap will be reached well before June 2013.

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Immigration | Essentials for Finding Employment in the USA

Posted by Karen Pollak on Sat, Jun 19, 2010 @ 3:58 PM

As immigration lawyers, we receive an incredible amount of inquiries regarding how to come live and work in the United States.  While we are experts at recommending the best legal options, many of our readers need help figuring out where to start the process.  They want to know things like:

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