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ATLAS SHRUGGED! The unbearable evidentiary burden on H-1B Petitioners

2018-12-21T21:34:51+00:00Dec 21, 2018|

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has resorted to steadily increasing its demands for evidence and documentation in H-1B proceedings. Oftentimes, the USCIS remains unconvinced, even when Petitioners provide overwhelming documentation and evidence with the initial petition. Requests for Evidence (RFEs) are ten to fourteen pages long and recite a long litany [...]

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

2018-08-09T14:32:56+00:00Aug 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 [...]

Should Employment Based Immigrants Settle for the Status Quo?

2018-10-11T16:00:54+00:00Jun 22, 2018|

The CATO Institute predicts an endless wait 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 [...]

Let’s Not Forget the H-4 EAD Issue!

2018-04-27T20:59:19+00:00Apr 27, 2018|

In a letter dated, April 4, 2018, the Director of the USCIS ( Director Lee Francis Cissna was detailed to Chairman Chuck Grassley’s staff at the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2015 until earlier this year) outlined regulatory changes to the H-4 EAD program: With regard to regulations, our plans include proposing regulatory changes to remove [...]

20 years, 1,200 Artists, 10 days, 1 Festival! Our Dedication to the P-3 Visa Process

2018-03-15T15:36:56+00:00Mar 15, 2018|

Every year, over 8000 people attend the Cleveland Festival popularly known as the “Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana”. The schedule of the ten-day festival includes the who’s who of Indian classical music and dance, and brings together a tremendous outpouring of support from Indian cultural connoisseurs from all over the U.S. This year's Festival is dedicated to [...]