07 Jul 2021

Teleconference: Other Nonimmigrant Options

Strategies for filing nonimmigrant visas when H-1 and L-1 are not available options are discussed by Murthy Law Firm attorneys in this teleconference.Employers and their representatives are invited to participate in the teleconference scheduled for July 07, 2021 – another in this series designed especially...

02 Jun 2021

Teleconference: Litigation Trends

Recent immigration litigation trends, including how litigation strategies are changing with the Biden Administration, are the topic discussed by Murthy Law Firm attorneys in this teleconference.Employers and their representatives are invited to participate in the teleconference scheduled for June 02, 2021 – another in this...

08 Apr 2021

I recently had to renew my passport. Can I use my new passport, along with the unexpired B-1/B-2 visa in my old passport, to enter the U.S.?

Answer Generally speaking: yes, a person may present a valid B-1/B-2 visa in an expired passport along with the new, unexpired passport to request admission in B-1/B-2 status. (08.Apr.2021)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online...

08 Apr 2021

Every time I need to travel by plane, I run into problems at the airport. I am sent into secondary inspection, my belongings are searched, and I am sometimes detained for hours. Is there anything I can do?

Answer It seems that, for whatever reason, your name is appearing in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security system as some type of security risk. We have seen such cases where a person had the same name as someone on a government watch list, or it...

08 Apr 2021

I am a U.S. citizen, and I filed an I-130 for my mother. She would like to visit me on her B-2 visa for a few weeks. She has no desire to apply for adjustment of status, as she needs to go back to India to take care of some things before getting her green card. Is it ok for her to come on her B-2?

Answer Technically speaking, there is no rule that prohibits a foreign national with an approved immediate relative I-130 petition from requesting admission in B-2 status. However, CBP has the discretion to deny admission based on immigrant intent. And, unless the individual can provide a compelling reason...