22 Feb 2024

Murthy Takes Action: Firm Pushes for Increase in Number of Green Card Available Annually

The attorneys in our firm regularly track governmental policies and takes action to improve the immigration process for our clients and the immigration community at large. To that end, the Murthy Law Firm recently submitted a petition for rulemaking to the U.S. Department of State...

08 Feb 2024

I am working in TN status and my employer said they are willing to file a PERM case for me. However, I was told this could create problems when renewing my TN later because of immigrant intent. Should I avoid moving forward with the green card case?

Answer A person being admitted to the United States in TN status must demonstrate nonimmigrant intent. However, even an approved I-140, by itself, is not sufficient reason to deny a person's TN application or extension request. (08.Feb.2024)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies...

18 Jan 2024

I am a green card holder and am traveling overseas for a work assignment. I am in the process of filing a form I-131 application for a reentry permit. Am I allowed to travel while that application is pending?

Answer A green card holder generally must be in the U.S. when the reentry permit application is filed, and typically must be here to provide biometrics. However, they generally can then depart the U.S. while the application is pending without impacting the pending case. (18.Jan.2024)Sheela Murthy...

12 Jan 2024

February 2024 Visa Bulletin

Today, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the February 2024 Visa Bulletin. Unsurprisingly, there is little-to-no movement in most of the employment-based categories. All cutoff dates listed refer to those in the final action chart (i.e., Chart A), unless otherwise specified. Visa Bulletin Summary Employment-Based, First...

11 Jan 2024

The first PERM case my employer filed for me was denied. If the same employer files another case for me for a different position, will that automatically result in my case being audited?

Answer It is possible to reapply for PERM with the same employer after a denial. That does not guarantee an audit; but keep in mind that a significant percentage of PERM cases – perhaps around 1 out of 3 – are randomly selected for audit. So,...