Alert: Visa Lottery Fraud

Scammers posing as U.S. government representatives are sending fraudulent emails and letters to applicants for the Diversity Visa program, known as the "visa lottery". These emails and letters tell people that they are winners of a diversity visa, but they are a scam intended to trick them into buying a ... Read more

USCIS announces 2011 strategy

Yesterday I participated in a conference call hosted by Alejandro Mayorkas, the Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). During this telephone meeting, which was attended by stakeholders from across the country, Mr. Mayorkas outlined what the priorities and goals of USCIS will be during 2011. The ... Read more

H-1B visas sold out for 2011

The number of petitions for H-1B visas has reached the statutory limit for fiscal year 2011. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that Wednesday, January 26, 2011 was the deadline to receive petitions for H-1B visas, which allow U.S. employers to temporarily hire U.S. workers to work in the U.S. in the U.S. for the first ... Read more