01 Dec 2021

Teleconference: 2021 Changes of the Biden Administration

Immigration changes under the Biden Administration and the impacts these have had on employees are the topic for discussion in this session.Employers and their representatives are invited to participate in the teleconference scheduled for December 01, 2021 – another in this series designed especially for...

14 Oct 2021

I am in H-4 status and am enrolled in a master’s program. Do I need to change to F-1 status in order to be eligible for the master’s cap after I graduate?

Answer There is no requirement that a person take classes while in F-1 status in order to qualify for the master's cap. (13.Oct.2021)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access more FAQs...

04 Oct 2021

TN Status: Employment Option for Canadian and Mexican Citizens

Under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), qualifying Canadian and Mexican nationals can work in the United States in a wide range of positions under the USMCA professionals (TN) classification. Although the TN classification has some key limitations, in many cases it can provide employers with a...

22 Sep 2021

October 2021 Visa Bulletin Check-In

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently held its monthly YouTube program with Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division. The October 2021 Visa Bulletin included predictions, but Mr. Oppenheim provided some additional information during the program. Most notably, he provided more...

16 Sep 2021

My son will turn 21 in November. However, my family and I will be eligible to file our I-485s in October based on the dates for filing chart. Will this protect my son from aging out?

Answer Unfortunately, filing an I-485 based on the dates for filing chart (i.e., Chart B) does not automatically protect a child from aging out. However, the fact that your child turns 21 while the I-485 is pending does not necessarily mean he will age out. Rather,...