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H-1B Approval for a computer and information systems manager

We assisted in the filing of an H-1B petition for a newly established company in the healthcare industry for a computer and information systems manager. We received a request for evidence (RFE), asking for details about the employer and questioning the employee’s qualifications. Oddly, the RFE specifically questioned the credentials of the professor, who had assessed the employee’s educational background and experiential qualifications.

Rajiv's Article - USCIS Ombudsman: A solution to difficult immigration cases

Published by: The Economic Times - Date: September 02, 2021

Synopsis

The USCIS ombudsman's office is housed within the Department of Homeland Security but watches over the USCIS independently. You can open a case with them online. They are often successful where the USCIS bureaucracy fails because they can function as a neutral mediator.

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Rajiv's News Clips - H-1B denial rates decline: USCIS data

Published by: The Economic Times - Date: September 01, 2021

Quotes and Excerpts from Rajiv on the article:

“We have seen a very positive trend in the moderation in unnecessary hurdles. We see this trend all through legal immigration, not just H-1B visas. It’s not that we are not getting requests for evidence, it is that they are a lot more reasonable,” said Rajiv S Khanna, managing partner at immigration.com.

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Rajiv's Article - Can student visa holders apply for a Green Card?

Published by: The Economic Times - Date: June 30, 2021 

Synopsis

A green card is considered to have been filed usually when an application for an immigrant visa (Form I-140) is filed with the USCIS. The majority of the green cards require preclearance from the US Department of Labor, referred to as labor certification or PERM petition.

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Rajiv's Article - Business or employment related travel to the USA during ban

Published by: The Economic Times - Date: June 29, 2021 

Synopsis
Bear in mind that the travel ban requirements and exceptions are likely to keep changing based upon the state of the pandemic. Thus, before traveling, it would be prudent to check the latest developments on the consular websites.

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Rajiv's News Clips - First bi-annual agenda of Biden admin scraps proposed move of fixed visa tenure for international students

Published by: The Times of India  - Date: June 12, 2021

Quotes and Excerpts from Rajiv on the article:

Rajiv S Khanna, Arlington based Immigration Attorney had then explained to TOI that this would cause problems for international students. A four-year cap is definitely shorter than a PhD or even a bachelor’s degree course because students can opt for an extra semester.

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