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Self-Petitioned, Employment-Based Options

Can I file a green card for myself? The Murthy Law Firm regularly receives inquiries like this from foreign nationals wondering whether it is possible to self-sponsor to become a lawful permanent resident (“green card” holder). While most of the employment-based categories require a U.S. employer to sponsor the foreign national, there are a few [...]

NewsFlash! Proposed Rule Related to AC21 Sent to OMB, Few Details Available

On November 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) submitted a proposed rule, entitled “Retention of EB1, EB2, and EB3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting Highly-Skilled H-B Alien Workers,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). No specifics are provided regarding the contents of the proposed rule, but the general description [...]

December 2015 Visa Bulletin Official Insights and Predictions

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) provides a monthly visa bulletin explanation, through Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division. This month, Mr. Oppenheim provides more details regarding the predictions in the December 2015 Visa Bulletin, as well as insights into the reasons for visa bulletin developments. Final Action (FA) Cutoff Dates Only [...]

I have a 3-year bachelor’s degree (BSC) and a 3-year master’s degree (MCA) from India. I also have 10 years of experience with the same employer. Do I qualify for EB2?

Answer In this situation, it is potentially possible for the 3-year masters to be evaluated as equal to a U.S. masters. If so, EB2 would be an option, assuming the job has EB2 level requirements. The difficult issue is the experience with the same employer. Generally, this experience is often used as a basis for [...]

December 2015 Visa Bulletin: Predictions Provided

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) December 2015 Visa Bulletin contains modest advancements in the employment-based (EB) final action (FA) cutoff dates. The cutoff dates in the date of filing (DF) chart remain unchanged. As of the time of this writing, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not yet indicated whether the dates in [...]

NewsFlash! No Movement in DF Chart in Dec 2015 Visa Bulletin

This afternoon, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the December 2015 Visa Bulletin. There is no movement in the dates for filing (DF) chart for any of the employment-based or family-based categories. As for the final action (FA) chart, the only major movement is in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for those born in [...]

NewsFlash! USCIS Director Discusses Visa Modernization

Earlier today, the Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), León Rodríguez, made a presentation during the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Fifth Annual Conference. During his speech, Mr. Rodríguez only spent a few minutes discussing issues related to the agency’s visa modernization efforts. And, while few details were provided, [...]

Teleconference: I-140 Overview and Recent Trends

The November 4, 2015 teleconference in our 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). The experienced attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm share practice pointers for employers who [...]

Priority Dates: How Does the Visa Bulletin Work?

The concept of priority dates is confusing for many. There are statutory limits to the number of foreign nationals who may be granted permanent residency (commonly, “green cards”) under all employment-based and most family-based categories. For these types of green card cases, priority dates are used to determine when a foreign national is eligible to [...]

November 2015 Visa Bulletin: EB Dates of Filing Unchanged

As the controversy over the October 2015 Visa Bulletin continues, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the November 2015 Visa Bulletin. There is no movement in this month’s visa bulletin under the dates for filing (DF) chart. But, some cutoff dates do move forward in the final action (FA) chart. I-485 Applications Based [...]

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