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1. ISSS Information Regarding New International Students
2. New International Students Will Start to Arrive Soon
3. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Warns Against Green Card Lottery E-Mail Scam
4. Latest Information on H-1B Cap Filings
Many of our current international students assist new students upon arrival.Information on International Student Orientation has now been posted to http://isss.binghamton.edu and will be sent to new students this week. We hope to post the actual orientation program within the next two weeks.
Although it is still four weeks until the Monday, August 22 start date of international student orientation, new international students will soon begin to arrive on campus. If you happen to meet a new student, please be sure to direct them to the office of International Student and Scholar Services. Although ISSS will not be photocopying visa documents until International Student Orientation August 22-25, 2011, the ISSS is recording new student arrivals and distributing their very helpful early arrival information sheet. ISSS looks forward to welcoming the newest entering class of international students this Fall!
ISSS also thanks the many current international students who have been in contact with new students. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
The following information has been published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security:Have you or someone you know recently received an e-mail claiming you’ve won the Green Card lottery and asking you to send or wire money? Don’t fall for it – the sender is trying to steal your money!
The most recent H-1B visa update was on July 15, 2011. It
can be read at:
As of July 15, 2011, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reports that approximately 20,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions out of 65,000 visas available, and approximately 12,800 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption out of 20,000 visas available have been filed.
Compared with this time a year ago, approximately 19% fewer H-1B cap-subject petitions have been filed in 2011. However, petitions for the advanced degree cap exemption are approximately 16% ahead of last year.
USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits, taking into account the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.
USCIS will provide regular updates on the processing of Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 H-1B petitions.==============================================================================================================================
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Last Updated: 8/1/11