19 Jan 2023

I am a U.S. citizen and am sponsoring my mother for a green card. Her case is being processed through the U.S. Embassy in Mumbai. Is she allowed to visit on her B-2 visa while the case is pending?

Answer Having a pending green card case does not prevent a person from requesting admission in B-2 status. However, there generally is an increased risk of being denied admission based on immigrant intent. (19.Jan.2023)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For...

19 Jan 2023

I am not able to get an experience letter from my previous employer. To show I qualify for an EB2 position, can I instead submit affidavits from my former coworkers?

Answer A letter from the previous employer is typically preferred. But, yes, if it is not possible to get such a letter, it may be possible to use coworker affidavits as evidence of past employment experience. (19.Jan.2023)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies...

18 Jan 2023

USCIS Provides Updates on Expansion of Premium Processing

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the premium processing service soon will be made available for all new and pending I-140 petitions filed under the EB1(c) multinational executive and manager category and EB2 national interest waiver (NIW) I-140 petitions. The USCIS...

12 Jan 2023

About five years ago, my sister, who is a U.S. citizen, sponsored me for a green card. Can I use that priority date for my EB3 case sponsored by my employer?

Answer No, unfortunately, it normally is not possible to take a priority date from a family-based case and apply it to an employment-based case. (12.Jan.2023)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access...