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Addressing Frequently Asked H-1B Questions

Addressing Frequently Asked H-1B Questions

 

H-1B season is once again upon us! H-1B petitions for the U.S. government’s 2016 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, 2015, should be filed by April 1, 2015. For fiscal year 2015, USCIS received approximately 172,500 cap-subject petitions. USCIS anticipates the volume of H cap petitions for fiscal year 2016 to be just as high, if not higher, and will far exceed the annual quota of 65,000 regular cap petitions and 20,000 advanced degree cap petitions. 

Heed the Advice of a Professional Before Saying ‘I Do’ to a Wedding Photographer

Heed the Advice of a Professional Before Saying ‘I Do’ to a Wedding Photographer

 

The late spring to early fall months are considered peak wedding season — and that season will be here before you know it. And with your big day comes a lot of big decisions, including the selection of a wedding photographer.

Elizabeth Snyder, owner of Elizabeth Snyder Photography, LLC, is a well-known local wedding photographer who has worked with countless Western New York couples to provide them with photographic memories that will last a lifetime. Today she would like to share some professional advice on finding a wedding photographer to meet your needs.

What is a RCMP Record?

What is a RCMP Record?

 

If you are a Canadian citizen applying for a nonimmigrant waiver for entry into the United States, one of the documents required for submission is a RCMP record. RCMP stands for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), which is the national police force in Canada. A RCMP record is a certified criminal record listing any criminal convictions that may appear on your record. 

Hop on Explore Buffalo’s Tour of Local Craft Breweries

Hop on Explore Buffalo’s Tour of Local Craft Breweries

 

Brewing in Buffalo has continually evolved from its beginnings in the early 1800s to its present-day revival. At its peak in the early 1900s before Prohibition, Buffalo’s brewing industry included nearly 30 independent breweries producing millions of gallons of beer each year. Today, Buffalo’s brewing culture is returning with the opening of numerous craft breweries around the city.

Join Explore Buffalo for a four-hour bus tour on Saturday, Feb. 28, to view locations important to Buffalo’s brewing past, learn about the history of brewing in the Queen City, and visit several craft breweries for interior tours and product sampling. The tour begins at Gene McCarthy’s, 73 Hamburg St., Buffalo, at 1 p.m. and concludes at 5 p.m.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Earns Get Set! Grant

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Earns Get Set! Grant

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is pleased to announce that it has received a $3,000 Get Set! Grant. The grant is designed to help retain the services of a museum specialist or group. 

How Does Alcohol Abuse Effect Inadmissibility to the United States?

How Does Alcohol Abuse Effect Inadmissibility to the United States?

 

Visa applicants can be found inadmissible to the United States due to physical or mental disorders with associated harmful behavior to themselves, others, or property. Alcohol abuse is considered to be one such mental disorder. However, the abuse does not need to rise to the level of addiction or alcoholism. A person is considered to abuse alcohol if its use has begun to interfere with his or her life. According to the Foreign Affairs Manuel (FAM), Title 9, 40.11 N11.2, alcohol abuse by itself is not enough to cause a finding of inadmissibility. An associated harmful behavior must also be present, such as driving while intoxicated.