20 Oct 2021

Do I Qualify for EB1?

It is not unusual for a foreign national to be sponsored for an employment-based, third preference (EB3) position, and to later "upgrade" to an employment-based, second preference (EB2) position in a subsequent case, based on a higher level degree and/or additional work experience. For many,...

14 Oct 2021

November 2021 Visa Bulletin

This morning, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the November 2021 Visa Bulletin. This month's visa bulletin includes some bad, but not unexpected, news regarding retrogression in the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category. Visa Bulletin Summary Employment-Based, First Preference (EB1) Category The EB1 category remains current for...

13 Oct 2021

USCIS Published FAQs on Bona Fide Determination Process for Pending U Visa Petitioners

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has provided answers to a number of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on its newly implemented bona fide determination process for pending U nonimmigrant applications. As reported in the MurthyDotCom NewsBrief, Employment Authorization Available for Pending U Visa Petitioners...

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...