H-1B Cap Reached Again, but Employers May Have Options to Keep Foreign Employees Working

By | Employer Law Report | April 18, 2014
H-1B Cap Reached Again, but Employers May Have Options to Keep Foreign Employees Working

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).

Immigration Reform Discussed During LBJ Civil Rights Summit

By | State Bar of Texas Blog | April 9, 2014
Immigration Reform Discussed During LBJ Civil Rights Summit

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.