11 May 2018

Updated Rulemaking Agenda Again Lays Out Trump’s Harsh Plans for Foreign Nationals

At the end of 2017, MurthyDotCom summarized a number of concerning immigration regulations under consideration by the Trump Administration in the NewsBrief, Troubling Immigration Rules, Including End of H-4 EAD, on Trump’s Rulemaking Agenda (2017.Dec.15). While none of the rules has yet come to light,...

16 Apr 2018

I’m in H1B status right now, but want to move to F-1 status to get a master’s degree. When I’m done with that program, can I then return to H1B status?

Answer One generally could change status to F-1 student, complete one's education, and then have an employer file an H1B petition to "recapture" the remainder of the 6 years of H1B time. (16.Apr.2018)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance...

09 Apr 2018

My application to change status from H1B to F-2 is currently pending. Can a new employer file an H1B for me while the COS is still pending?

Answer This would be possible, yes. However, the last approval to take effect would govern one's status, so this requires caution. You probably should consult with an attorney before proceeding with this. (09.Apr.2018)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance...

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