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  • Type: News
    Post date: Jan 24th 2020
    Body:

    Published by : The Times Of India - Date: January 23, 2020  

    Quotes and Excerpts from Rajiv on the article:

    Arlington based, Rajiv S. Khanna, Managing Attorney at Immigration.com views that the policy memo threatens not just a few H-1B cases but the very existence of several IT service and consulting companies, because of the atmosphere of high uncertainty of approval of H1B applications. 

    “The February 2018 memo appears to be based more on perception than reality. USCIS is under the impression that all H-1B applications when they involve third-site placements are unreliable. The degree of evidence required has been illegally elevated to a standard that is not provided for in the regulations,” states Khanna. 

    For more on this news please see the attachment.

  • Type: FAQ
    Post date: Jan 23rd 2020
    Body:

    Watch the Video on this FAQ:

    Must we maintain H-1 or L-1 status while I-485 is pending?

    Video Transcript:

    Yes, you SHOULD maintain H-1 or L-1 status while I-485 is pending, because these days, especially the government can create odd problems with your I-485. FAQ in detail...

     


    Note: This is a verbatim transcript of the referenced audio/video media delivered as oral communication, and, therefore, may not conform to written grammatical or syntactical form.

  • Type: Home-Tab
    Post date: Jan 22nd 2020
    Body:

    We strongly encourage you to start the registration process of cases subject to the H-1B quota ASAP to ensure that these registrations are ready to submit between March 1, 2020 and March 20, 2020.

    The New USCIS H-1B Process
    USCIS has changed the 2021 H1 quota filing procedures, requiring electronic registration after which they will run the lottery.  The anticipated process will now have the following steps:
    1. From March 1 through March 20, we will need to electronically register and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee for each H-1B worker.
    2. USCIS will then run the H-1B “lottery” on the registered H-1B workers.
    3. We will be informed of the H-1B workers selected in the lottery.
    4. We will have 90 days to file the selected H-1B cases.

    If you have any questions regarding this, please
    contact us.

  • Type: News
    Post date: Jan 22nd 2020
    Body:

    USCIS today announced (PDF) that, due to the Oct. 3, 2018, termination of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights with Iran, Iranian nationals are no longer eligible for E-1 treaty trader and E-2 treaty investor changes or extensions of status based on the treaty.

    The E-1 and E-2 nonimmigrant visa classifications allow an alien of a treaty country to be admitted to the United States for the purposes of engaging in international trade or investing a substantial amount of capital into a U.S. business.

    E-1 and E-2 nonimmigrant visas are based on trade and investment treaties or specific legislation providing for reciprocal treatment of the respective countries’ nationals. The existence of a qualifying treaty or authorizing legislation is therefore a threshold requirement for issuing an E visa.

    Due to the termination of the treaty, USCIS will send Notices of Intent to Deny to affected applicants who filed applications after the Department of State’s Oct. 3, 2018, announcement. Iranians currently holding and properly maintaining E-1 or E-2 status may remain in the U.S. until their current status expires.

  • Type: Processing times and status checks
    Post date: Jan 20th 2020
    Body:
    Form Type Case Type Completed 0-180 Days Quarterly Completions
    Cumulative of all completions   49.70% 1827
    I-129CW CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker 100% 3
    I-129E2 CNMI Treaty Investor 100% 4
    I-129F Petition for Fiancée 62.22% 45
    I-129H1B Nonimmigrant Specialty Occupation Worker 28.98% 452
    I-129H3 Nonimmigrant Trainee or Special Education Exchange 0% 3
    I-129L Nonimmigrant Intracompany Transferee 98.48% 66
    I-129O Nonimmigrant Extraordinary Ability Worker  7.69% 13
    I-129P Athletes, Artists and Entertainers 66.67% 9
    I-129R Nonimmigrant Religious Worker 18.18% 11
    I-131 Application for Travel Document 57.14% 21
    I-140A Alien with Extraordinary Ability 16.87% 83
    I-140B Outstanding Professor or Researcher 0% 3
    I-140C Multinational Manager or Executive 96.97% 33
    I-140D Advanced Degree Professional 90% 30
    I-140E Professional Worker 90.48% 21
    I-140F Skilled Worker 100% 16
    I-140G Other Worker 100% 7
    I-140I National Interest Waiver 9.52% 21
    I-212 Application to Reapply for Admission 43.75% 48
    I-352 Bond Breach 95.76% 165
    I-360C Special Immigrant Juvenile 46.28% 309
    I-360D Petition for Religious Worker 57.14% 7
    I-360 VAWA Violence Against Women Act Petition 53.33% 30
    I-485U U Visa Nonimmigrant Adjustment 36.11% 72
    I-526 Alien Entrepreneur 18.18% 22
    I-600 Petition for Orphan 100% 1
    I-601 Application for Waiver of Inadmissibility 45.28% 159
    I-612 Application of 212(e) Waiver 0% 3
    I-687 Application for Temporary Resident Status Under Section 245A 100% 1
    I-698 Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident Under Section 245A 50% 4
    I-821 Temporary Protected Status 33.33% 39
    I-914 Application for T Nonimmigrant Status 83.33% 6
    I-918 Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status 52.94% 51
    I-924 Application for Regional Center Designation 0% 2
    I-924 Termination Termination of Regional Center Designation 75% 4
    I-929 Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Recipient 100% 1
    N-565 Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document 60% 5
    N-600 Certificate of Citizenship 66.67% 51
    SEC 342 Cancellation of Certificate of Citizenship 100% 1