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Ever heard the phrase “Brain Drain?” It means just what you’d think it would: smart people leaving. And, some argue, that’s part of what’s keeping the recession afloat in the United States — recent graduates from other countries emigrating back home after school, taking their smarts, and any possible jobs they might create, with them. On...
Last week Se,Grassley informed US president mr.Obama that he is lifting his HOLD on HR 3012 after stricking a deal with new york senator by introducing more stringent verification during H1B process.Following is the  letter sent by him to the president. Mr. GRASSLEY. Mr. President, today I lift my hold on H.R. 3012, the Fairness for High-Skilled...
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Senator Chris Coons and Lamar Alexander  introduced bi-partisan Jobs Act of 2012 yesterday. SMART Jobs Act of 2012 is an extremely well thought and the right solution for promoting innovation and competitiveness in United States. SMART Act has all the sensible ingredients for helping the economy by preserving the best minds here in the US so that...
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Yesterday a senior Republican Senator introduced a legislative bill, S. 3835 STAR Act of 2012 (“Securing the Talent America Requires for the 21st Century Act of 2012″), proposing to eliminate the current immigration lottery visa system of annual 55,000 immigrant visas and to use these 55,000 immigrant visas to STEM foreign talents as follows: Allocating...
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According to the AILA, State Department Visa Office stated that effective 03/23/2012, no EB-2 visas for Chinese or Indians have been authorized if the priority date is at least 08/15/2007 or later dates. Next question is what then happens with the immigrant visa applicants whose applications have been pending pursuant to the April 2012 Visa Bulletin....
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AILA has reported and confirmed that EB-2 cut-off date for India and China will indeed move backward to August 15, 2007 in the May 2012 Visa Bulletin. The report also indicates that the USCIS demand for the visas is growing and future EB-2 visa cut-off dates will be determined to exhaust and use up all the visa numbers allocated for this fiscal year...
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HR 3012 update in Senate

Posted by AEG on January 24, 2012
The Senate convened today. In the today’s session, H.R. 3012 (Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011) was read for a second time. Further readings were objected to and the bill was placed on the calendar. In a way, it is a positive news to see resolution of this bill soon. It is interesting to see whether Sen. Harry Reid, Majority Leader,...
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Recently there are bunch of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) bills that were introduced in congress to provide green card for international students graduating with STEM degrees who have a job offer. But all these bills have one thing in common. Covering all the loopholes and making sure students and consultants don’t abuse...

HR 3012 placed on Senate Calander

Posted by AEG on December 18, 2011
Yesterday, in the Senate, H.R.3012, Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011, was read the first time on the floor and placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time. It will be interesting to watch how and when this bill will sail through. A bill must be read second time and if motion to proceed and motion to cloture are presented,...
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Please read carefully through interm memo issued by USCIS.The language is not clear,but it does say employees who are in H1B are qualified for EB2 without a job offer if they start a business and prove the business is in “national interest”.Please consult an immigration attorney to be more clear on this memo. Encouraging H1B workers to...
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In the morning, Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Harry Reid laid out today’s schedule for the Senate floor without mentioning H.R. 3012. At the end of the legislative day today, the record will reflect that again no one mentioned about the bill. Thus a day has gone by without any light at the end of turnnel for this legislation. Maybe it does not...
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With all eyes on HR 3012 in senate there are speculations that senator Grassley might be seeking wide range of worker protections in the bill. Longtime H-1B visa reformer Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is blocking Senate action on a bill to eliminate per-country caps on employment-sponsored green cards because “it does nothing to better protect...
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Lot of H1B holders sent us a question on what hold means in US senate.The question in most of the h1B holders mind is will HR 3012  pass senate?AEG experts don’t have a definite answers.However,we would like to put a definition on what HOLD mean in US congress. The Senate glossary reflects that hold means “an informal practice by which...
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