USCIS announces initiatives to promote startup enterprises.
ICE raid targets University of Northern Virginia- The Washington Post
Annandale offices of the University of Northern Virginia was raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on July 28, 2011.
New H-1B Count as of July 1, 2011*:
H-1B Regular Cap (65,000): 19,000
H-1B Master’s Exemption (20,000): 12,200
Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Harry Reid (D-NV), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) and John Kerry (D-MA) introduce “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011”
Partnership for a New American Economy published a report called The "New American" Fortune 500. Report states aproximately 40% of New Americans are among the nations's Top Entrepreneurs and that the companies “had at least one founder who was either an immigrant or raised by someone who immigrated to the United States.” Annual revenues of these companies are totaling $4.2 trillion and they employ 10.9 million people worldwide.
FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count as of 6/1/11:
Regular cap: 13,600, Master exemption cap: 9,300 receipted.
Immigration Fees to increase November 23 2010. USCIS announced fee increases for most US visa applications and petitions. Find out more about the new fees.
A new proposal for an Entrepreneur Visa may create new American Jobs. This and other creative proposals may help spur a movement in the current Impasse in Congress on Immigration Reform. For more information on Immigration Reform go to our Immigration Reform Website.