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May 2014 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued the May 2014 Visa Bulletin. There is little to cheer for in this month’s bulletin, with no unexpected forward movement in any of the categories. Further, the DOS again warns that retrogression may be necessary for the family-based, second preference “A” (FB2A) category. Family-Based, Second Preference “A” [...]

When porting from EB3 to EB2, can the experience letters previously submitted (for EB3) be expanded to add additional duties?

Answer If the previous employer is willing to provide a new, currently dated letter with expanded job duties that accurately reflect the work performed in that past position, it should be permissible to submit that new letter as part of a new case. (14.Apr.2014) In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior [...]

Teleconference: I-140 Overview and Recent Adjudication Trends

Our April 2, 2014 teleconference in this series for employers and their representatives reviews the latest I-140 trends and discusses strategies for successfully filing immigrant petitions for skilled & professional workers (EB3) and professionals with advanced degrees and/or exceptional ability (EB2). Our experienced attorneys share practice pointers for employers who are sponsoring workers for green [...]

Revitalizing Detroit Through Immigration: Michigan’s Next Steps

Detroit was once the poster child for hidebound bureaucracy, a place where creative new ideas went to die. Now, Detroit is increasingly the place to be for policy wonks of every stripe, and not just the usual cast of liberal academics; Tea Party favorite, Rand Paul (R-KY), has been shopping around his idea to rebuild [...]

April 2014 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued the April 2014 Visa Bulletin. As expected, there was little in the way of movement in this month’s visa bulletin. Family-Based, Second Preference “A” (FB2A) The FB2A category applies to spouses and (unmarried, minor) children of U.S. lawful permanent residents (LPRs or “green card” holders). This category [...]

March 2014 Visa Bulletin and Short-Term Predictions

The March 2014 Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS), offering little in the way of movement or surprises. Perhaps the most significant change is the retrogression of the family-based, second preference “A” (FB2A) category for anyone born in Mexico who is being sponsored as the spouse or (unmarried, minor) [...]

Considerations for EB3 to EB2 “Upgrade”

As evidenced from the inquiries we receive at the Murthy Law Firm, there are many individuals who are interested in the possibility of what is referred to as “upgrading” their permanent resident (commonly, “green card”) cases to employment-based, second preference (EB2). This strategy is used following the approval of an I-140 petition in the employment-based, [...]

Michigan Governor Seeks 50,000 EB2 Visas for Detroit

Even before Detroit declared bankruptcy last July, it had long been a poster child for urban decay and the ravages of deindustrialization. Each new crisis further reinforced the perception – even in Detroit’s own suburbs – that the city was in free-fall, and possibly beyond saving. Fortunately – to paraphrase that famous line attributed to [...]

February 2014 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the February 2014 Visa Bulletin. For the most part, there are no major changes in this latest visa bulletin from the previous month. One exception to this is the continued favorable developments for the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category for all countries, except for India. Family-Based Second [...]

Can I Select My Own Attorney? (Part 1 of 2)

[See Part 2 of this MurthyDotCom NewsBrief.] At the Murthy Law Firm, we are often asked by potential clients whether they can hire us for their immigration matters. The answer to this question often depends upon the type of immigration case. There are cases for which individuals may freely choose their own attorneys and there [...]

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