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Teleconference: Optional Practical Training (OPR), Travel, and Transition to H1B

The third and final teleconference in our series designed for F-1 students, on May 12, 2015, addresses common issues and questions encountered by F-1 students at the end of their program of study. Students learn the requirements for OPT and receive helpful hints and advice on how to avoid certain problems with the OPT application and [...]

I have worked in L-1 status for about 5 years, but my current employer is not keen on sponsoring me for a GC. Can I change to a different employer?

Answer L-1s cannot just change employers, as they would not usually qualify for L-1 with a different sponsoring company. L-1s sometimes change to H1B, but would have to contend with the cap. Also, the time on L-1 is counted against the available H1B time. So, there are many hurdles if most of the 5 years [...]

Can one travel to Puerto Rico with an approved H1B petition, but no H1B visa stamp?

Answer Since P.R. is part of the United States, it is not necessary to have a visa “stamp” to return to the U.S. mainland from P.R. There are security checks to ensure that those who lack authorization to be in the United States are prevented from sneaking into the mainland from P.R. But, this only [...]

Founder of Fraudulent University that Preyed on F-1 Students Sentenced to Prison

Every year, thousands of foreign nationals enter the United States from around the world to take advantage of the unique academic opportunities offered by American universities. International students, most of whom enter the U.S. in F-1 status, have much to gain in the form of personal enrichment and career advancement by studying at our schools. [...]

President’s Executive Actions for U.S. Businesses and Highly Skilled Workers

President Barack Obama addressed the nation on November 20, 2014, in a televised speech to outline his proposed changes to immigration policies through executive action. These changes are part of a multi-pronged effort by the White House to make needed improvements by executive action to the current immigration system, without a legislative fix from Congress. [...]

NewsFlash! President Outlines Immigration Plan, Includes H-4 EADs!

Tonight, President Barack Obama provided an overview of his plan for using his executive power to address various immigration-related concerns. The President will be providing undocumented foreign nationals who have been in the United States for at least five years and who meet certain additional requirements with the ability to temporarily live and work in [...]

Premium Teleconference: Employing F-1 Students

CPT/OPT & Transition to H1B On November 19, 2014, at 2:00pm Eastern Time (U.S.), join Sheela Murthy and a panel of senior attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm who will discuss what employers need to understand when foreign national workers transition to H1B status from curricular practical training (CPT) or optional practical training (OPT) employment [...]

Attorneys Convene to Discuss Immigration Paths for Physicians

Murthy Law Firm attorney, Khorzad Mehta, took part in the 1st Annual Physician Immigration Law Institute: Advanced Issues for J-1 Physician Employers and Practitioners, in Washington D.C. November 13th & 14th. The continuing legal education (CLE) sessions included a panel on H1Bs & Cap Strategies, on which Khorzad served with attorneys from other prominent immigration [...]

Can I travel on my valid H1B visa while my family-based adjustment of status application (based on marriage to a U.S. citizen) is pending?

Answer Yes, it is possible to travel in H1B status while a GC case (based on marriage or employment) is pending. Just make sure that there is someone reliable getting any notices in your GC case while you are gone, as marriage-based cases often move quickly to the fingerprinting and interview stages. (17.Nov.2014) In frequent [...]

Can I file H1Bs though multiple employers? What will happen if more than one petition is selected?

Answer It is possible to file multiple H1B petitions through multiple (UNRELATED) employers. These petitions should be completely unconnected to each other. This year, we have gotten a number of calls about situations where identical cases were filed by different employers. That is generally quite problematic – you can read more about this topic┬áhere. (17.Nov.2014) [...]

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