22 Mar 2021

April 2021 Visa Bulletin Check-In

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has launched a new monthly program on YouTube, to allow Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, to provide insight and predictions related to the visa bulletin. This month, Mr. Oppenheim provides some updated predictions for...

11 Mar 2021

I understand that I am allowed to move to a similar position and port my I-485 if at least 180 days have passed. Is it 180 days from the “Notice Date” or the “Received Date”?

Answer The 180 days for job portability are generally counted from the received date.  (11.Mar.2021)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access more FAQs here. Copyright © 2021, MURTHY LAW FIRM. All Rights...

10 Mar 2021

USCIS to Allow Certain I-485 Derivative Applicants to Re-file Rejected Applications

In the wake of the rush of I-485 filings in October 2020, reports began to surface of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rejecting many applications filed by derivatives. Specifically, the USCIS rejected these applications for leaving boxes 3.a. and 9 blank in Part...

15 Feb 2021

2021 Poverty Guideline: Impacts on Affidavits of Support

Each year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for setting federal poverty guidelines, which are used to determine whether an individual or family qualifies for certain government benefits. These guidelines are important in the immigration context, particularly with respect to...

02 Feb 2021

Biden to Sign Three Immigration-Related Executive Orders Today

Today, President Joe Biden will sign three immigration-related executive orders (EOs). These EOs largely serve to undo various immigration policies and practices implemented by the Trump Administration. The first two EOs focus on the previous administration's efforts related to undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers, while...