The holiday season is time for reflection on the immigration process and prospects for the coming year.  Much is in flux – immigration reform, mixed adjudication standards and so on.  But one thing we know for certain – the twelve days of Christmas are upon us.  With apologizes to carolers everywhere:

On the first day of Christmas, the government sent to me:
An approval for my H-1B
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On the second day of Christmas, the government sent to me:
2 PERM filings
And an approval for my H-1B
perm

On the third day of Christmas, the government sent to me:
3 French nationals
2 PERM filings
And an approval for my H-1B
french

On the fourth day of Christmas, the government sent to me:
4 immigration reform bills
3 French nationals
2 PERM filings
And an approval for my H-1B
reform

On the fifth day of Christmas, the government sent to me:
5 current priority dates!
4 immigration reform bills
3 French nationals
2 PERM filings
And an approval for my H-1B
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On the sixth day of Christmas, the government sent to me:
6 grumpy examiners
5 current priority dates!
4 immigration reform bills
3 French nationals
2 PERM filings
And an approval for my H-1B
grump

On the seventh day of Christmas, the government sent to me:
7 customer service calls
6 grumpy examiners
5 current priority dates!
4 immigration reform bills
3 French nationals
2 PERM filings
And an approval for my H-1B
customer

On the eighth day of Christmas, the government sent to me:
8 prevailing wage requests
7 customer service calls
6 grumpy examiners
5 current priority dates!
4 immigration reform bills
3 French nationals
2 PERM filings
And an approval for my H-1B
priority

On the ninth day of Christmas, the government sent to me:
9 green card approvals
8 prevailing wage requests
7 customer service calls
6 grumpy examiners
5 current priority dates!
4 immigration reform bills
3 French nationals
2 PERM filings
And an approval for my H-1B
greencard

On the tenth day of Christmas, the government sent to me:
10 L visas issued
9 green card approvals
8 prevailing wage requests
7 customer service calls
6 grumpy examiners
5 current priority dates!
4 immigration reform bills
3 French nationals
2 PERM filings
And an approval for my H-1B
plane

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the government sent to me:
11 USCIS press releases
10 L visas issued
9 green card approvals
8 prevailing wage requests
7 customer service calls
6 grumpy examiners
5 current priority dates!
4 immigration reform bills
3 French nationals
2 PERM filings
And an approval for my H-1B
press

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the government sent to me:
12 drummers on P visas
11 USCIS press releases
10 L visas issued
9 green card approvals
8 prevailing wage requests
7 customer service calls
6 grumpy examiners
5 current priority dates!
4 immigration reform bills
3 French nationals
2 PERM filings
And an approval for my H-1B
drummer

Posted by: Sarah Duckham, Senior Attorney