03 Feb 2021

Teleconference: H1B Cap Petitions: Practical Tips for Filing

Tips for the upcoming H1B cap season, and the latest trends from the current Administration, including reminders on the H1B registration requirement, are the topic for the February 20201 teleconference.Employers and their representatives are invited to participate in the teleconference scheduled for February 03, 2021...

21 Jan 2021

I have been working in the U.S. legally for many years, and still have years to wait to get a green card. If I become an illegal alien, will that help me get a green card faster under President Biden?

Answer There is a widespread misconception that President Biden has proposed providing green cards to undocumented immigrants at the expense of those working legally in the United States. In reality, President Biden has proposed a single bill that would both provide a path for undocumented immigrants...

21 Jan 2021

Now that President Biden is in office, will premium processing be made available for H-4 EADs? Or will the regular processing times for H-4 EADs at least be improved?

Answer It is unclear if or when premium processing may be made available for H-4 EADs. It certainly is possible, but there is no word yet from the new administration. As for standard processing times, it is hard to imagine processing times could get much worse...

14 Jan 2021

I filed my I-485 application at the end of October, but I still have not received a receipt notice and my filing fee checks have not been cashed. Is there any way I can follow up on my application?

Answer The USCIS is experiencing significant delays in issuing receipt notices for the I-485s filed at lockboxes in October. You can try sending an eMail to the USCIS lockbox support at lockboxsupport@uscis.dhs.gov. However, it appears that many of these inquiries are going unanswered.  (14.Jan.2021)Sheela Murthy and...