18 Jun 2018

USCIS Changes Policy on Service Requests for EAD Applications Pending Beyond 75 Days

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently confirmed that it no longer automatically accepts service requests from applicants whose I-765 applications for employment authorization have been pending for more than seventy-five (75) days. The USCIS informed the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that this...

11 Jun 2018

My current I-94 is valid through 2020, but I have an H1B amendment pending because of a change of client. Can I travel out of country and return while the petition is still pending?

Answer There is older USCIS guidance that permits travel while an amendment is pending, as long as the H1B visa "stamp" and the original H1B approval are unexpired. In the current environment, however, it generally is safer to await the approval to avoid uncertainty at the...

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,...

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