Thursday, May 21, 2009

President Obama schedules immigration reform meeting for June 8

The online political website has revealed that President Obama has invited members of Congress to the White House on June 8 to discuss immigration reform. Officials are vague as to the purpose of the meeting, saying:

"The meeting will be an opportunity to launch a policy conversation that we hope will be able to start a debate that will take place in Congress later in the year....This isn’t a forum or a summit with outside groups, this is solely a meeting with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle and both sides of the issue."

There has been much speculation on whether President Obama plans to tackle comprehensive immigration reform this year or now (see earlier blog posts). Maybe we will get more indication of his intentions after the meeting next month.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

H-1B cap count updated - 45,500 now used

USCIS updated the H-1B cap count for Fiscal year 2010. It now has 45,500 cases against the regular (non-Master's) H-1B cap.