As of May 11, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received a total of approximately 51,500 H-1B cap filings for employment in FY 2013: 36,700 petitions have been receipted against the “regular cap” of 65,000 and 14,800 H-1B petitions have been receipted against the “Master’s cap” of 20,000 for foreign nationals with advanced degrees from U.S. universities and colleges.
In a case of first impression, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals joined the Seventh and Ninth Circuits, and a majority of district courts, holding that filing discrimination charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) do not toll the statute of limitations for state law tort claims, even for claims arising out of the same factual circumstances alleged in the discrimination charge.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it had reached an agreement with a Dallas-based company resolving claims that it violated the Immigration and Nationality Act’s (INA) anti-discrimination provision by engaging in discriminatory documentary practices against employment-authorized workers during the employment eligibility verification process.
On November 26, 2019, a federal court in Oregon issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration from implementing a presidential proclamation that would have required immigrant visa applicants to provide proof of health insurance.