16 Oct 2009

Conrad 30, Religious Worker & EB5 Program Temporary Extensions

President Obama signed a continuing resolution on October 1, 2009, temporarily extending funding for the Conrad 30 program for physicians, the non-minister immigrant religious worker category and EB5 immigrant investor pilot programs until October 31, 2009.Regular readers of MurthyDotCom may recall that these programs were...

26 Dec 2008

TSC Reviewing Foreign Medical Degrees Problem

MurthyDotCom and MurthyBulletin readers recently were advised of an emerging problem involving international medical graduates (IMGs) with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees. In short, the USCIS, through the Texas Service Center (TSC) is, in some cases, not considering the MBBS to...

23 May 2008

Misprinted I-94 Cards Issued by CBP

Misprinted I-94 cards, used by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in early 2008, are causing problems with Social Security number issuance. According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), CBP received approximately one million I-94 arrival-departure cards that were missing the first digit. They utilized...

16 May 2008

USCIS Responds to Liaison Questions Regarding H1B, I-551 and N-400

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) responded to questions regarding green card renewals, expediting N-400 applications, and I-551 (temporary evidence of permanent resident status) stamps during the April 2008 National Stakeholder Meeting. Clarification on these matters is provided here for the benefit of MurthyDotCom...