29 May 2024
27 May 2024

Murthy Success: EB1(a) Approved for Computer Networking and Info Security Expert

The Murthy Law Firm regularly assists foreign nationals in filing self-sponsored immigrant petitions under the EB1(a) category as persons of extraordinary ability (EA). In one such case, the immigrant petition (form I-140) was filed for an expert in the field of computer networking and information...

08 May 2024

I am on L1A and have an approved EB1(c) petition. Business is a bit slow in the U.S. right now, so I am planning on working in India for a while and returning to the U.S. when my priority date is current so I can file my I-485. Is that permissible?

Answer There is no requirement for the beneficiary of an approved EB1(c) petition to work in the U.S. until the green card is issued. So, this generally would be allowed.Note, however, that the "ability to pay" requirement that had to be overcome to get the I-140...

08 May 2024

After working in H1B status for 6 years, I moved to H-4 status, and have been working on H-4 EAD. My current employer filed a PERM for me last year, and now my I-140 has been approved. Can I use the approved I-140 to move back to H1B status, even though I have already completed 6 years of H1B time?

Answer Yes, even if the I-140 is approved after using up the full 6 years of H1B time, the USCIS will typically still allow that I-140 to be used to "extend" H1B status beyond the standard 6-year max. (08.May.2024)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance...

29 Apr 2024

USCIS Adopts DOL’s Definition of “Science or Art” for Schedule A Cases

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced the incorporation of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) definition of "science or art" into its policy manual for Schedule A, Group II cases. The policy change goes into effect immediately. Background An employer sponsoring a foreign national...

25 Apr 2024

Murthy Success Story: NIW Approval for Expert in Public Safety Technology

The Murthy Law Firm regularly assists foreign nationals in filing self-sponsored immigrant petitions under the EB2 national interest waiver (NIW) category. In one such case, the immigrant petition (form I-140) was filed for a public safety technology researcher focused in the areas of machine learning,...