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#Executive Order - Sep 4, 2020
U.S Consulates in India are now accepting dropbox application for H, L and J nonimmigrant visa categories

The US Consulates across India are now accepting drop box applications for renewals of all nonimmigrant visa categories at Visa Application Centers...

#Nonimmigrant - Aug 25, 2020
DOS waives in-person interview requirement for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification.

On August 25, 2020 Secretary Pompeo, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has temporarily expanded the ability of consular off...

#Nonimmigrant - Aug 25, 2020
USCIS Averts Furlough of its Workforce until the end of FY 2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that the agency will avert an administrative furlough of more than 13,000 employees, sche...

#Executive Order - Aug 24, 2020
Applying for an Expedited Appointment at the US Consulates in India

The U.S Consulates in India has announced that consular sections at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and the Consulates in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad,...

#Nonimmigrant - Aug 24, 2020
USCIS Implements new policy changes on DACA

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today provided guidance on how it will implement Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf’s July 2...

#Nonimmigrant - Aug 21, 2020
USCIS wrongly rejecting H-1B petitions for insufficient funds

We have learned that the USCIS is wrongly rejected several H-1B petitions claiming insufficient funds in the bank account to honor the check issued...

#Nonimmigrant - Aug 20, 2020
USCIS has recognized EAD approval notice [I-797 Notice of Action] as an acceptable document confirming the employment authorization

On August 8, 2020, USCIS announced that Form I-797 Notice of Action showing approval of the I-765 application will be an acceptable document confir...

#Nonimmigrant - Aug 18, 2020
National Interest Exceptions to Presidential Proclamations for H-1B non-immigrants

The Proclamation does not apply to applicants who were in the United States on the effective date of the Proclamation (June 24), or who had a valid...

#Nonimmigrant - Aug 6, 2020
USCIS is re-interpreting the Public Law 113-114 to charge employers $4000/$4500 for every H-1B/L-1 extension filed effective October 2, 2020

As per the current interpretation of the Public Law 113-114, H-1B and L-1 employers who employ 50 or more employees in the United States with a wor...

#Immigrantion - Jul 31, 2020
USCIS Filing fee to increase from October 3, 2020.

Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule that adjusts fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests to ...

#Immigrantion - Jul 29, 2020
U.S District Court of NY Issues Nationwide Injunction on Both DOS and DHS Public Charge Regulations Due to COVID-19 pandemic

The U.S. District Court of New York (Southern District) on July 29, 2020 issued an order temporarily blocking the public charge rule during the COV...

#Executive Order - Jul 15, 2020
Major Lawsuit filed challenging Presidential Proclamation issued by Donald Trump suspending the entry of foreign nationals on H-1B, L, H-2B and J temporary visas until at least December 31, 2020.

A major lawsuit has been filed challenging Presidential Proclamation issued by Donald Trump suspending the entry of foreign nationals on H-1B, L, H...

#Student - Jul 14, 2020
Trump Administration rescinds the policy on F-1 students barring online classes

The Trump Administration on Tuesday 07/14/2020, rescinded its directive issued last week that would bar the international students on F-1 status fr...

#Uncategorized - Jul 13, 2020
Effective July 15th the Consulates May Begin Phased Resumption of Visa Services based on local conditions

The U.S. Department of State on 07/11/2020 has announced that beginning July 15, US Embassies and Consulates may begin the phased resumption of rou...

#Student - Jul 8, 2020
Harvard, MIT seek temporary halt to Trump administration rule on international students

  University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have filed a lawsuit seeking the federal court to temporarily block a Trump administrat...

#Student - Jul 7, 2020
SEVP Modifies Temporary Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses

SEVP Modifies Temporary Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses The ICE and SEVP announced that it would no longer provide exemp...

#Uncategorized - Jun 24, 2020
Texas Service Center Moving to New Address on June 26, 2020

On June 26, the Texas Service Center will move to a new address. Although the move is scheduled for June 26, USCIS cannot accept mail at the new ad...

#Executive Order - Jun 22, 2020
Flash News!!! Executive Order signed suspending the entry of H-1B, H-2B, J & L non-immigrants and their dependants.

The Amended Executive Order signed by President Trump suspends and limits the entry of certain non-immigrants until December 31, 2020.  The Executi...

#Nonimmigrant - Jun 18, 2020
USCIS Rescinds 2010 Neufeld Memo and 2018 itinerary and contract memo

  USCIS has now officially rescinded the 2010 Determining Employer-Employee Relationship memo and the 2018 Contract and Itinerary Memorandum. ...

#Uncategorized - Jun 12, 2020
Visa revocation emails from U.S. Consulates to certain F-1 OPT Students

Since June 1, 2020, several students have received notification emails from the U.S. Consulates mentioning that their F-1 visas have been revoked. ...

#Uncategorized - Jun 10, 2020
Cap-Gap: Automatic extension of work eligibility

Current regulations allow certain students with a pending or approved cap-subject H-1B petition to remain in F-1 status during the cap-gap period. ...

#Uncategorized - Jun 10, 2020
Tracking the rumor: Possible extension of Presidential Proclamation banning Suspending Entry of H-1B, H-2B, L-1, J-1 and other non-immigrants

AILA [American Immigration Lawyers Association] has informed its members that there have been credible rumors regarding possible Extension and Expa...

#Uncategorized - Jun 4, 2020
Law Office of Thomas V. Allen successfully challenged an H-1B denial.

Law Office of Thomas V. Allen has filed a lawsuit challenging the H-1B denial for Specialty Occupation and Employer-Employee relationship for our c...

#Uncategorized - May 29, 2020
USCIS to resume premium processing in phases, beginning June 1, 2020.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker...

#Uncategorized - May 22, 2020
Major Breakthrough Win for H-1B Workers and Employers!!!

On 21 May 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and IT Serve Alliance reached a settlement agreement, by which the H1B proced...

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#Uncategorized - May 3, 2018
10 Tips for filing CAP H-1B Petitions

USCIS will begin accepting H-1B applications subject to the FY 2019 cap on April 1, 2018. With the recent changes in the immigration policies by th...

#Uncategorized - May 1, 2018
University is violating the due process rights of the students by outright denying the I-983.

More and more universities are rejecting the Form I-983. If you receive any such rejection you can ask your attorney to represent the student and a...

#Uncategorized - Feb 16, 2018
ICE Turns to Technology to Enact Trump’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ of Immigrants

The Trump Administration is enlisting the help of Silicon Valley to fulfill a campaign promise of extreme vetting for immigrants. Details for the p...

#Uncategorized - Feb 4, 2018
Workers in U.S. and India Make Huge Financial Gains Thanks to H1B Program, New Study Says

The H1B visa program resulted in a net gain of almost half a billion dollars to the U.S. economy over a fifteen-year period, according to a new stu...

#Uncategorized - Feb 4, 2018
Hilarious New Film Offers a Fresh Take on the Immigrant Experience

In an era when immigrants are being singled out as dangerous “others” to be disposed of despite the multitude of benefits they offer our nation, it...

#Uncategorized - Feb 4, 2018
Hardline U.S. Immigration Policies Spur Indians to Seek Employment in India

The thriving U.S. tech industry has long been a linchpin of our nation’s economy, and the steady stream of exciting innovations coming out of Silic...

#Uncategorized - Feb 3, 2018
Americanized Indian Recipes and Indian Cinema Blend Together in Bollywood Kitchen

or second-generation Indian immigrants, maintaining a link to the native country of their parents can be fraught with complexity. Life in America i...