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Newspaper Crowdsourcing for Funds to Explore the Lives of H1B Workers

Here in the United States, in the midst of a long, drawn-out election season, immigration may make for good political fodder. However, such discussions frequently ignore the reality of what it is like for the actual immigrants caught in the crossfire. Their stories mostly go unheard. But a new start-up journalism company, based in California, [...]

Certain H1B and L-1 Filing Fees No Longer Required

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that “… petitions filed on or after October 1, 2015, should not include the additional fee that was previously required by … Public Law 111-230 … for certain H1B and L-1 petitions.” This filing fee, which only applied to certain companies with large numbers of H1B and/or [...]

Teleconference: H1B Trends & Practical Tips

In our October 7, 2015 teleconference, Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss recent trends in the USCIS adjudications of H1B petitions and offer practical tips for employers of H1B workers. Our attorneys share tips for responding to tricky requests for evidence (RFEs) and how to best avoid RFEs in the first place. They offer examples of [...]

Is it possible to change status from EAD (I-485 pending) to H1B (6 yrs completed)?

Answer It is possible to regain H1B status after working on EAD. But, it is necessary to do so from outside of the U.S. – applying for an H1B visa “stamp” at a consulate abroad based upon an H1B petition approval. This generally is not recommended, unless there is some overriding reason to take this [...]

I have resigned from my H1B position, but my I-94 is valid through 2017. How long I can stay in the U.S.?

Answer H1B status ends with the job. There is no grace period. The I-94 expiration date does not equate to status when one is not complying with the terms of status. Options should be discussed in a consultation without delay. (05.Oct.2015) In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance [...]

I have H1B approvals from 2 different employers. If Employer A withdraws their H1B petition, would this impact the H1B approved for Employer B?

Answer I assume that these are cap-subject cases. In any event, if they are not connected to each other at all (not violating the prohibitions on multiple filings by same / related employer), then there is no problem with having two filings. Each is independent of the other, and one could be withdrawn without impacting [...]

Is there any temporary work visa available for Nurses?

Answer There is not a nurse-specific nonimmigrant category. This is a long-standing problem. Some (but certainly not all) RNs qualify for H1B status. They must have bachelor’s degrees and work in the limited types of nursing jobs that require the 4-year degree as a minimum requirement. There is information on this on MurthyDotCom. (05.Oct.2015) In [...]

USCIS Immigrant Fee Easier to Pay

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) charges a fee to individuals who obtain immigrant visas at U.S. consulates abroad. This fee covers processing costs, including the cost to produce the individual’s permanent residence card (“green card”). In response to requests from stakeholders, the USCIS has taken steps to make it easier to pay this fee [...]

I received an RFE on my H1B extension. My current status expires in two weeks. Can I continue to work until I get the decision on the extension?

Answer H1B workers are generally allowed to work for up to 240 days based upon a pending, timely filed H1B extension request. This timeframe is measured from the expiration of the approved H1B. The RFE does not change this rule. (28.Sep.2015) In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance [...]

Can H-4 dependents stay in the U.S. while the H1B principal worker travels abroad for a short period?

Answer Yes, an H-4 dependent can stay in the U.S. while the H1B travels for routine personal or business travel. What is not allowed is what is referred to as “parking” dependent family members in the U.S. after the primary has left the country for good or long term. (28.Sep.2015) In frequent sessions of our [...]

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