Every April Fool’s Day, we play tricks on one another, good natured fun with hoaxes usually followed by a cry of “April fool!” and a good hearty laugh.
Two companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as consumer reporting agencies.
This year brings more bad news for employers who filed H-1B petitions for foreign workers beginning on April 1, 2014. On April 10, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received about 172,500 H-1B petitions, far above the 85,000 H-1B visas available each year (65,000 being available for bachelor degree-level graduates, with an additional 20,000 available for advanced degree graduates of American universities).
USCIS has announced that it received approximately 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption.
On April 7, 2014, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year 2015 beginning on October 1, 2014.
In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson approved a law that changed the quota system for immigration, signing the Immigration and Naturalization on New York’s Liberty Island. During the first day of the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, and Haley Barbour, former Mississippi governor, discussed immigration reform in the 21st century, touching on the history and current state of immigration in the U.S., and examining opportunities for change in the future.
As expected, on Monday, April 7, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that a sufficient number of H-1B petitions had been received from April 1, 2014, through April 7, 2014, to meet the statutory cap for fiscal year 2015.
On March 7, 2014, 750 of the 1300 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington went on a hunger strike. The strike turned attention to the United States immigration detention and deportation policies.
USCIS announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015, including more than 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption.