Employment-Based Immigrant Statistics 2002-2011

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced how many employment-based immigrants became lawful permanent residents in 2011.  The chart below breaks down the immigrants into their priority classification (e.g. first through five priority).  Additionally, the chart provides historical statistics for each of the five priority classifications for the last ten years.

Of note is the …

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Most EB1 Applicants Already In United States

Each year, the Department of Homeland Security provides statistics from the previous year.  These statistics provide great insight into immigration trends – especially when compared to previous years’ statistics.

This holds especially true for the best and brightest immigrants – including those applying through the extraordinary abilities visa and the outstanding professors and researchers visa.  …

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Premium Processing for EB 1-3 Multinational Executives or Managers

Overview:  Currently, premium processing is not available to EB 1-3 visa applicants.   However, based on the comments of USCIS, it is expected that premium processing will become available to multinational executive or manager applicants during the first few months of 2012.

What is Premium Processing?:  Premium Processing is a process by which the USCIS …

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EB 1 Visa Statistics Released by Immigration Agency

The Immigration Agency (USCIS) in the United States has released its data on EB-1 cases from 2010 and 2011.  The data, although not a complete picture of the EB-1 Visa – provides statistics that reflect what many EB-1 Visa Lawyers have been feeling about the category.

For example, statistics show that Requests for Further Evidence …

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Monthly AAO Processing Times Report

The USCIS has issued its AAO processing times report for July 2011.   AAO stands for Administrative Appeals Office and is the part of the immigration agency that reviews appeals to certain immigration decisions made by the immigration agency.  A few of the more popular immigration categories are listed below (along with the processing time):

K-1 …

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Permanent Residency Worker Petitions Filed at New Address

The USCIS has recently announced that all I-140 permanent residency petitions that are not premium processed will need to be submitted to the USCIS’s Dallas Lockbox.  The I-140 petition is used for immigrants who seek to gain permanent residency through employment, including EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 visa applicants.

The new address is:

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

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Can You Premium Process An EB 1-3 Visa?

The Eb 1-3 visa is a high priority worker visa that allows for multinational executives and managers to gain permanent residency in the United States.  As a high priority worker visa, the EB 1-3 visa does not require a time consuming labor certification like the EB-2 and EB-3 visas.   However, the EB 1-3 visa is …

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EB1VisaLawyer.com Launched for High Priority Immigrant Workers

Gafner Law Firm has launched a new website, EB1VisaLawyer.com.  The website focuses on the immigration options for the best and brightest immigrants that want to come to the United States.  The site provides general information about the EB 1-1 Visa for individuals with extraordinary abilities, the EB 1-2 Visa for Outstanding Professors and Researchers, the …

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