http://ow.ly/vROzx The Fourth Circuit gave deference to the BIA decision in Camarillo and found that service of the notice to appear (NTA) terminated physical presence by triggering the stop-time rule, notwithstanding the fact that the NTA was missing the hearing date and time and contained incorrect charges that were later amended.
http://ow.ly/vMA3D Try an O-1. USCIS announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U. S. advanced degree exemption.
http://ow.ly/vGF9P The State Department announced that the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines is closed for all routine American Citizen Services from November 13, 2013 through November 15, 2013, in order to assist with Typhoon Yolanda recovery efforts.
http://ow.ly/vGErT The AAO sustained the appeal of an I-140 EB-1C multinational executive/managerial petition, rejecting the adjudicator’s imposition of a requirement that the petitioner be a direct party to contracts or a direct provider of goods and services to an unaffiliated third party in order to have been “doing business.”
USCIS announced on April 7 that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption.
USCIS received about 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 10, 2014, USCIS completed a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption. For cap-subject petitions not randomly selected, USCIS will reject and return the petition with filing fees, unless it is found to be a duplicate filing.