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USCIS Issues Revised Final Guidance on Unlawful Presence for Students and Exchange Visitors

2018-08-10T16:27:40+00:00 Aug 10, 2018|

USCIS has published a revised final policy memorandum related to unlawful presence after considering feedback received during a 30-day public comment period that ended June 11, 2018. Under the revised final policy memorandum, effective Aug. 9, 2018, F and M non-immigrants who fall out of status and timely file for reinstatement of that status will [...]

Immigration of U.S. Citizen Spouse

2018-08-10T16:22:24+00:00 Aug 10, 2018|

Yesterday morning at Mumbai US Consular office, post interview my spouse was told that her immigrant visa has been approved. Vaman, I really appreciate your call and guiding us with the interview tips. Please accept our sincere gratitude for your help and support. Thank you all very much for your excellent services.

L1-A Approval

2018-08-09T15:54:52+00:00 Aug 9, 2018|

Dear Vaman: You gave us a biggest surprise of the day by sending the approval package for A...’s petition! We are overwhelmed with your support and guidance in winning this battle! I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for all the support and guidance on getting the desired outcome on A..’s L1 [...]

The H-1B Catch 22 – USCIS “Memoranda” on No RFEs and NTAs

2018-08-09T14:32:56+00:00 Aug 9, 2018|

USCIS issued two recent policy memos dated June 28th (implementation of this memo has since been postponed) and July 13th (goes into effect September 11, 2018) that have created widespread confusion and panic among H-1B nonimmigrants. Both memos, while not addressing H-1B situations directly, allude to the USCIS’ ability to a) issue denials without having [...]

USCIS Updates Policy Guidance for Certain Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny

2018-07-16T02:47:11+00:00 Jul 16, 2018|

USCIS has posted a policy memorandum that provides guidance to USCIS adjudicators regarding their discretion to deny an application, petition, or request without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) when required initial evidence was not submitted or the evidence of record fails to establish eligibility. This updated [...]

Should Employment Based Immigrants Settle for the Status Quo?

2018-06-22T15:32:21+00:00 Jun 22, 2018|

The CATO Institute predicts an endless wait and due to a backlog for Indian immigrants with advanced degrees. The employment-based immigration system appears to be broken. Recently, the USCIS declared in its February 22nd Policy Memo that IT Consulting Companies and their use of third party arrangements may be a “legitimate and frequently used business [...]

USCIS Redesigns Citizenship and Naturalization Certificates

2018-06-05T16:34:54+00:00 Jun 5, 2018|

High-Tech Features Create More Secure Documents USCIS began issuing redesigned Certificates of Citizenship and Naturalization. The redesign of these eight certificates is one of the many ways USCIS is working to combat fraud and safeguard the legal immigration system. The new certificate design was piloted at the Norfolk, Tampa, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Sacramento Field Offices, [...]

USCIS No Longer Accepting I-765 Service Requests at the 75-Day Mark

2018-06-04T14:33:35+00:00 Jun 4, 2018|

AILA has received member reports that the USCIS Contact Center (formerly National Customer Service Center, or NCSC) is no longer allowing individuals to place service requests for Forms I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, that have been pending for more than 75 days unless the applications are outside of USCIS's posted processing times. Previously, USCIS had [...]