27 Mar 2017

Can I come to the U.S. while my H1B amendment is pending?

Answer There is a memorandum that specifically permits one to enter the United States by presenting a valid H1B visa "stamp" and the receipt notice for the H1B extension or amendment. Given the uncertainty in the current climate, however, this should probably not be relied upon...

20 Mar 2017

My employer filed an H1B amendment for me a few months ago that is still pending. Can a second amendment be filed for me now, or do we need to wait for the first one to be approved?

Answer Yes, generally speaking, an H1B amendment may be filed while another amendment is still pending. This practice is already fairly common, but will inevitably become practically a necessity once the suspension of premium processing for H1B filings goes into effect on April 3, 2017. (20.Mar.2017)In...

20 Mar 2017

I just learned that my previous employer is being investigated for taking kickbacks related to the company’s immigration filings. I have an approved I-140 from that company, but I was not involved in any type of kickback scheme. Will this impact my ability to use the priority date from that I-140 for the EB2 case being filed by my new employer?

Answer If the previous I-140 is revoked for fraud or misrepresentation, this generally would mean that the priority date could not be used for a new I-140. I recommend you speak with a qualified immigration attorney. (20.Mar.2017)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other...

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