11 Jun 2024

MurthyAudio: Self-Petition Filings – NIWs/EB1 Extraordinary Ability

Self-petition filings as an alternative to labor-certification based I-140 filings is the topic Murthy Law Firm attorneys address in this June 2024 podcast. Examples discussed include National Interest Waivers and EB1 Extraordinary Ability filings. The MP3 is available here and can be found in the archive...

05 Jun 2024

When I was a green card holder, I sponsored my adult, unmarried daughter for a green card. I have since become a U.S. citizen. If my daughter marries, can her pending case be converted to the married daughter category?

Answer Unfortunately, no. If your daughter marries now, the family-based, second preference "B" (FB2B) case you filed for her would no longer be approvable. Instead, generally, you would have to start from scratch with a family-based, third preference (FB3) case. (05.Jun.2024)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys...

05 Jun 2024

A couple of years ago, I ported the priority date from my previous employer’s I-140 to the I-140 filed by my new employer. My old employer recently contacted me, and I am considering a move back to them. Would they have to re-file my PERM and I-140 because I ported the priority date?

Answer Requesting retention of a priority date does not void or otherwise invalidate the original I-140. If the previous employer did not withdraw the I-140, and if the position being offered to you is the same, it is possible that the same I-140 still could be...

30 May 2024

Murthy Snapshot: USCIS Updates Guidance for Family-Based Immigrant Petitions

On May 22, 2024, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released updated guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the processing and adjudication of form I-130, petition for alien relative, which is filed in family-based immigration cases. Here are the key points you need...

29 May 2024

I got married to a green card holder last year, and he sponsored me for a green card. The petition is still pending, but our marriage has been a very poor match, and we have already separated. When he withdraws the petition, will this prevent me from applying for a visa or green card in the future?

Answer Generally speaking, having an I-130 petition filed and then withdrawn would not prevent a person from applying for a visa or green card in the future. This information would have to be disclosed, as appropriate, however, such as on the DS-160, where it asks if...

29 May 2024
27 May 2024

Murthy Success: EB1(a) Approved for Computer Networking and Info Security Expert

The Murthy Law Firm regularly assists foreign nationals in filing self-sponsored immigrant petitions under the EB1(a) category as persons of extraordinary ability (EA). In one such case, the immigrant petition (form I-140) was filed for an expert in the field of computer networking and information...