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Deal Reached on Immigration Reform Bill

Politico is reporting that a group of influential senators has reached a deal on a comprehensive immigration reform bill.  The details of the bill are expected to be released on Monday.  This is reported to be the “most serious” bipartisan effort to tackle immigration reform since 2007.

2013 H-1B Visa Season: Start Early to Avoid the Rush

On April 1, 2013 the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will begin accepting cap-subject H-1B visa petitions.  H-1B petitions should be filed by April 1, 2013 for an October 1, 2013 start date.  Only a certain amount of cap-subject H-1Bs are available each year.  Due to improvements in the economy and the speed at which


Obama Administration Will Push Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill in Early 2013

The Obama Administration has stated that comprehensive immigration reform is a top priority in early 2013.  While many Republicans argue that immigration reform requires approaching the issue in a piecemeal fashion, Obama insists that he will push for a comprehensive bill in one push. NY Times Discusses Prospects for Immigration Reform