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H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin on April 27

H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin on April 27

 

USCIS has announced that it will begin premium processing for cap subject H-1B petitions requesting premium processing, including petitions seeking an exemption for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher, on April 27, 2015. USCIS also announced that it would temporarily adjust its premium processing practice due to the historic number of premium processing cases received and also due to the cap being met in the first five business days of the filing season. 

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Explore Buffalo Offers Lengthy List of Tours and Events Throughout May

Explore Buffalo Offers Lengthy List of Tours and Events Throughout May

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of May events. 

Buffalo Classics Walking Tour

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • 2 to 4 p.m.

Meet: Visit Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center, Washington & Clinton streets, Buffalo

Mary Queen of Angels Accepting Student Applications for All Grades

Mary Queen of Angels Accepting Student Applications for All Grades

 

Mary Queen of Angel’s Regional Catholic School, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, is currently accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. The school offers Pre-K, Universal Pre-K, kindergarten and grades one through eight.

Additionally, Mary Queen of Angels continues to offer tours and student shadowing opportunities for families interested in learning more about the school.

Local AT&T Employees Receive President’s Volunteer Service Award

Local AT&T Employees Receive President’s Volunteer Service Award

More than 4,500 AT&T employees nationwide received the President’s Volunteer Service Award including four locally

 

AT&T is proud to recognize that Benjamin Roberts, Lori Valenti, Daniel O’Brien, and Michael Huber of Western New York, along with the 4,512 employees nationwide, who are being honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for giving their time to better the communities around them.

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Buffalo Unconference powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

Buffalo Unconference powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

Event created specifically for the collision of ideas; hundreds from Western New York will spend April 18th teaching each other new skills.

 

USCIS Receives Record Number of H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2016

USCIS Receives Record Number of H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2016

 

On April 7, 2015, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to satisfy the statutory cap of 65,000 visas and also the extra 20,000 visas allotted for individuals with advanced degrees (the “master’s cap”). At that time, USCIS gave no figure for the total number of H-1B petitions received, but expectations ran high; USCIS received 124,000 petitions in 2013 and 172,500 petitions in 2014. Yesterday, USCIS announced that the agency had received a record-shattering 233,000 H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2016!

WIC Program Celebrates Expansion of Seton Professional Building Site with Open House April 14

WIC Program Celebrates Expansion of Seton Professional Building Site with Open House April 14

Catholic Charities and Catholic Health System officials and staff, as well as partners and supporters, gathered this morning for an open house and reception to celebrate the recently completed renovations to expand its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office inside the Seton Professional Building at Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2121 Main St., Suite 14, Buffalo.
      
The expansion nearly doubles the original size of the site, which has operated out of the Seton Professional Building since July 2009. The Catholic Health System provided funding, planning and design support for the renovations.