20 Apr 2017

NewsFlash! Only Final Action Dates Can Be Used in May 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that only the cutoff dates in the 'final action' (FA) chart of the May 2017 Visa Bulletin may be used for purposes of applying for adjustment of status. This applies to both employment-based and family-based cases....

09 Feb 2017

Is It Safe for Me to Travel?

Over the past couple of weeks, we at the Murthy Law Firm have received scores of inquiries regarding President Trump's January 27, 2017 executive order that instituted a travel ban on foreign nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and...

02 Feb 2017

Murthy Law Firm: Keeping the Immigrant Community Informed

These are trying times in the world of U.S. immigration law. We at the Murthy Law Firm understand that many of you are worried about what the future may hold. Justifiably, as employees, you are concerned about your lives and your authorization to work in...

02 Feb 2017

DOS: No Plans to Add More Countries to Travel Ban List

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) advised representatives of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that there are no plans to add any more countries to the travel ban list. The travel ban, instituted on January 27, 2017 by executive order, presently applies to Iran,...

31 Jan 2017

Possible Executive Order Targeting Employment-Based Immigration

President Trump has already signed several immigration-related executive orders, and it appears that more are on the way. One leaked proposed order, entitled "Executive Order on Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of Foreign Worker Visa Programs" includes a number of provisions...

31 Jan 2017

MurthyChat Transcript from Jan 30, 2017: The President’s Executive Order

Are Indian immigrants being stopped and verified at domestic airports in USA? Can we travel around the USA? Answer Domestic travel would not involve inspection at a CBP border checkpoint, so should not be an issue.---I am a GC holder and currently on vacation in India. Does...

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