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Many Questions Unanswered in the AIG Bonus Extravaganza

Unless you were completely into the NCAA stuff over the weekend, you should have heard the story of AIG paying their top employees $165 million bonuses for 2008. Yes, that AIG, the one that has to rely on taxpayer bailout totaling 180 BILLION dollars to just stay afloat. Without the bonuses, “We cannot attract and Read more about Many Questions Unanswered in the AIG Bonus Extravaganza[…]

New USCIS Policy on FBI Name Check

USCIS and FBI have been working together in the past year to reduce the backlog of immigration-related FBI name checks. In an announcement released today, USCIS claimed the achievement of a major milestone: the backlog of FBI name checks pending six months or more has been eliminated. It is indeed good news. Along with the Read more about New USCIS Policy on FBI Name Check[…]

EAD and AP Forms Missing from USCIS Website

Two most frequently used immigration forms have been missing from the USCIS website since yesterday: Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (EAD) Form I-131, Application for Travel Document (AP) USCIS hasn’t released an official notice regarding the issue. However, since the AP form expired yesterday, February 28, 2009, it was probably a technical glitch when Read more about EAD and AP Forms Missing from USCIS Website[…]

USCIS to Offer I-140 Premium Processing for Certain H1B Workers

USCIS took a baby step this week to expand premium processing services to include Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker, for a limited group of H-1B workers. However, it is an important step nonetheless. Expedited processing of I-140 may become critical in some cases, including H-1B extension beyond the 6-year limit, or changing jobs before Read more about USCIS to Offer I-140 Premium Processing for Certain H1B Workers[…]

IRS Recovery Rebate for 2008 Economic Stimulus Payment

Remember last year’s economic stimulus payment? The $600 per person, $300 per child, tax rebate check from the IRS? Well, if you didn’t receive the full amount in 2008, there is a good chance that you will be eligible for a recovery rebate this year. According to IRS: People who fall into the categories described Read more about IRS Recovery Rebate for 2008 Economic Stimulus Payment[…]

Windows Vista Waking Up from Sleep Mode

Recently I bought a new laptop and also upgraded my noisy workstation. They both came pre-loaded with Windows Vista (64-bit Premium and 32-bit Basic). Believe it or not, it took a bit of getting-used-to, but I actually liked the operating system!  Maybe it is because the factory-installed Vista doesn’t have many of the headaches that Read more about Windows Vista Waking Up from Sleep Mode[…]