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DOS Predictions: FB2A to Move Forward, EB2 India to Retrogress

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has announced that it will now begin to issue a report each month intended to provide reliable predictions and analysis regarding the movement of cutoff dates in the visa bulletin. These reports will be based on discussions with Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. [...]

I upgraded from EB3 to EB2 recently and wish to switch employers. For AC21, is it the I-140 or the I-485 that needs to be pending for 180 days?

Answer It is the I-485 that must be pending for at least 180 days in order to utilize the AC21 green card (GC) portability provisions. Otherwise, it would be necessary to start the GC case all over again, with only the priority date retention available from the earlier approved I-140. (14.Jul.2014) In frequent sessions of [...]

Trends of New U.S. Permanent Residents in 2013

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Immigration Statistics, recently reported that over 990,000 foreign nationals were granted U.S. permanent residence (“green card” status) in fiscal year (FY) 2013. These individuals, their respective countries of origin, and avenues to permanent resident status provide insight into immigration trends. The Murthy Law Firm welcomes and [...]

August 2014 Visa Bulletin: More Forward Movement for EB2 India & China

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin for August 2014 is now available. The August Visa Bulletin brings a continuation of forward movement in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for Indian and Chinese nationals. This movement is far less dramatic than the long awaited advancement that appeared in the July 2014 Visa Bulletin. [...]

NewsFlash! August 2014 Visa Bulletin Released, EB2 India and China Advance

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released theĀ August 2014 Visa Bulletin. Effective August 1st, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India will move forward to January 22, 2009. EB2 China will advance to October 8, 2009. MurthyDotCom will publish a more complete summary and analysis of the August 2014 Visa Bulletin in [...]

How do I know that my employer filed PERM / I-140 under EB2 or EB3? Is there any way to get that info?

Answer If a person has the I-140 approval notice, it will reference the section of the law under which it was filed. EB2 ends in “2″ and EB3 ends in “3.” Otherwise, it would be necessary to know the job requirements on the PERM, as it is the education / experience that determine whether the [...]

July 2014 Visa Bulletin: Advancement for EB2 India and Philippines EB3 and FB1

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the July 2014 Visa Bulletin. The most significant movement is a nearly four-year leap forward in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for Indian nationals. While this movement isĀ not unexpected, it is still welcome news for many Indian nationals with EB2 cases. Beyond the EB2 India category, [...]

NewsFlash! July Visa Bulletin: EB2 India Advances to September 1, 2008

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin for July 2014 contains long-awaited good news for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India. The EB2, India, cutoff date advances to September 1, 2008, effective during the month of July 2014. This forward movement was anticipated, and is a welcome change from the prior cutoff [...]

I’m on L1B and got I-140 approved under EB2. Can my L1B be extended under AC21?

Answer The AC21 provisions for extensions are only for H1Bs. There is nothing like that for L1A/B – those categories are limited to the allowed 7- or 5-year periods. (09.Jun.2014) In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law in real time. For details on chat [...]

I-485 Approval During International Travel

With the possibility of forward movement of cutoff dates for EB2 India in the August and/or September 2014 Visa Bulletin/s, there is the potential for approval of the application for adjustment of status (I-485) for some green card applicants from India. Attorneys at the Murthy Law Firm are often asked, “What happens if the I-485 [...]

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