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Immigration Update for the Week of June 4, 2012

Imm Roundup Image 134 by 131.jpgUnited States: USCIS Launches Online Immigration Benefits System
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services launched the first stage of USCIS ELIS--its new online immigration benefits system which permits individuals to apply online to extend or amend their nonimmigrant status for certain visa types. Read the full post here. (June 8)

United States: Bills Would Create New Visa Categories, Eliminate Per-Country Caps
A bipartisan group of seven members of the House of Representatives introduced legislation that would, among other things, create two new immigrant visa categories and eliminate the per-country employment visa caps in order to promote business growth. Read the full post here. (June 7)

United States: Temporary Delay in Issuance of I-129 Receipt Notices
Due to an unexpectedly high number of I-129 petitions, it will take longer than usual for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to issue receipt notices to customers. Read the full post here. (June 6)

United States: Updated Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B Cap Count
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced an update to the number of H-1B petitions received to date for the FY2013 cap. Read the full post here. (June 5)

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