02 Jun 2022

My H1B was not selected in the lottery, so I am going to continue working for my employer on STEM OPT. Is it possible for the company to initiate the PERM process for me now, or do I first need to get into H1B status?

Answer There is no requirement that a person be in H1B status for a company to initiate a PERM case for that individual.  (01.Jun.2022)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access more...

19 May 2022

My L-1 petition was filed for premium processing, and the online case status shows an RFE was issued. As of yet, however, we have not received the RFE. What should I do?

Answer This has become a common issue, especially for cases filed with the Texas Service Center. To resolve the matter, we generally send an eMail to the Texas Service Center to request that the RFE be reissued. (18.May.2022)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that...

16 May 2022

MurthyAudio: Litigation Trends

Recent immigration litigation trends, including how litigation strategies are changing, are the topics discussed by Murthy Law Firm attorneys in this podcast from 04.May.2022.The MP3 is available here and in the archive of our teleconferences and podcasts on iTunes. Copyright © 2022, MURTHY LAW FIRM. All...

21 Apr 2022

I worked in H1B for a couple of years and then left the U.S. That was nearly ten years ago. I now have a company in the U.S. that wants to sponsor me. Do I have to go through the lottery again?

Answer In general, a foreign national who has been counted against the H1B cap may remain in the U.S. in H1B status for a maximum of 6 years. If the foreign national leaves the U.S. or changes status prior to utilizing the full 6 years of...