September 2006

DV Lottery Registration for FY2008 Starts October 4, 2006
September 28, 2006 - According to the U.S. Department of State (DOS), applications for the 2008 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery will be accepted from noon (U.S. Eastern Time) October 4, 2006, to noon (U.S. Eastern Time) December 3, 2006. The DV Lottery Form will only be available through the DOL WebSite. The lottery program offers an opportunity for a minimum of 50,000 DV winners each year to obtain their green cards. Eligibility is limited to persons from countries with low rates of U.S. immigration.
USCIS Announces Expansion of I140 Premium Processing Service
September 27, 2006 - The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Friday, September 22, 2006 that the Premium Processing Program (PPP) for I-140 petitions filed by employers will expand as of Monday, September 25, 2006 to certain additional employment-based (EB) categories.
Thailand Coup - How it Can Affect Thai Visitors in the US?
September 19, 2006- In response to the crisis in Thailand, clients and our site visitors contact us with questions as to how this crisis can affect their status in the US. If the situation deteriorates in Thailand there could be special legislation passed to help Thai nationals currently in the US....
House Passes Secure Fence Act of 2006
September 14, 2006 - The House passed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (H.R. 6061) this afternoon by a vote of 283-138, authorizing the first in a series of border security initiatives House leaders intend to push through before the November elections.
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