02 Oct 2017

I was not selected in the H1B lottery, but my STEM OPT is valid for another year. Can my employer start my green card case, even though I am not on H1B?

Answer The "green card" process can typically be started at any time, regardless of one's current nonimmigrant status. (02.Oct.2017)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law in real time. For details on chat participation, click here.Access...

18 Sep 2017

Spending Bill Extends Several Immigration Programs until 08.Dec.2017

As expected, President Trump signed a bill into law on Friday, September 8, 2017, to fund the federal government through December 8, 2017. The bill includes numerous other provisions, including emergency disaster relief funding, as well as the extension of the employment-based, fifth preference (EB5)...

11 Sep 2017

I got my green card almost two years ago through my U.S. citizen spouse. We are now going through a divorce. Can I file my I-751 petition to remove conditions while the divorce is pending?

Answer USCIS memoranda permit the filing of the I-751 'waiver' application as soon as the divorce is filed. The USCIS will eventually issue a request for evidence for the final divorce decree, which is needed prior to approval. (11.Sep.2017)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy...

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