Saturday, April 10, 2010

Naturalization Video Introduced

Earlier this month USCIS introduced a short informational video about the naturalization process. The video goes through the eligility requirements, the application process, the English and Civics tests, and the interview. It also includes two mock interviews and is a great starting point for anyone considering naturalization.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

H-1B Filings Are Way Down

As of April 6, 2010, CIS reported that it had received a total of 9,525 cap-subject H-1B petitions- 6,791 for the "regular" cap and 2,734 for the Masters cap. These numbers are a testiment to the weak US economy. In FYI 2008, the cap of 65,000 was met within 24 hours of the April 1 filing date. This is bad news for the economy, but good news for foreign nationals who receive qualifying job offers later in the year, especially after graduation.