April 2007

H1B Visa Lottery Update
In the past few days we have been getting numerous questions from clients as to what is going on with their cases filed for fiscal year (FY) 2008. The fate of the cases is starting to be determined. We are continuing to receive receipt notices for our H1B cap subject cases that were selected in the lottery.
USCIS Clarifies Status of Receipt Notices Dated Before April 12, 2007
Many of our clients received receipt notices from USCIS prior to April 12, 2007 and celebrated too early. Here is what actually happened. USCIS did not issue receipt notices for all 123,480 petitions received on April 2 and 3. However, it did conduct data-entry and generate (and in some cases actually issue) receipt notices for a portion of cap-subject petitions prior to conducting the computer-generated random selection process.
SKIL Act and H-1B Visa Bill Introduced in the Senate
In addition to the SKIL Act, Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) introduced a bill to temporarily increase the number of visas issued to highly skilled workers (H1B).
H-1B Master's Cap Cases Still Available!
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“CIS”) announced an updated number of filings as the counting of H-1B petitions received on April 2nd and April 3rd continues.
Client Reviews
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Great immigration lawyer, very professional, knowledgeable and experienced. Jacob always answered my questions, e-mails and calls; great customer service from him and everybody at his office. I highly recommend Jacob, probably the best immigration lawyer out there. Plinio Franca
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I trust you know how much all of us at the Spreckels Organ Society appreciate your incredible generosity in providing legal assistance with the visas required by the international artists last year during our International Summer Organ Festival. We consider it an honor that you and your firm provided this service, and were delighted to publicize your firm in our concert materials. George H.
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That's good news on the approval of our 3 executive L1A visas. You fought a tough RFE, but we won. We are pleased to be working with you. KB is also bringing passports tomorrow again to the US Embassy in Tashkent for visa processing. We look forward to his arrival to the US. Sarvar
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I wanted to thank again and again for obtaining my E1 Treaty Trader visa for me. The process was not easy, especially since our trade was all based on Technology. You knew the law, and was able to craft an outstanding file to be presented to Immigration. We are now ready to take the business to the next level. Toda Raba
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Thanks for helping me with my marriage-based immigration case. You were very accessible - taking my calls, returning my messages and emails promptly. You answered all my questions. I was most impressed and relieved that you attended the immigration interview with me and my wife. You made the whole process streamline and simple. You really know your stuff, and you're a nice, friendly guy as well. Shane P.
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