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  • How Can an Immigration Hold be Lifted?
    If you have been convicted of a crime as a noncitizen, you might be in an immigration hold. The Dallas immigration lawyers at Akula & Associates P.C. explain how an immigration hold can be lifted. If you need legal guidance with your immigration case, our team is ready to help you. Give our team a call today at (844) 299-5003 to schedule a virtual consultation. What Is an Immigration Hold? An ...
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  • Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Entry of Immigrants
    The proclamation became effective on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET), expires in 60 days and may be continued as necessary. Who does it affect? The order suspends the entry of any individual seeking to enter the U.S. as an immigrant (resident) who: ● Is outside the United States on the effective date of the proclamation; ● Does not have a valid immigrant visa on the effective date; and ● ...
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  • USCIS Announces Delay in Data Entry and Receipt Notice Generation for FY 2021 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that petitioners should expect a delay in data entry and receipt notice generation for fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions until at least May 1, 2020, due to the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Beginning with the first day of filing, April 1, 2020, USCIS will not immediately enter data for FY 2021 cap-subject petitions ...
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  • Why Is It So Difficult to Get a U.S. Visa?
    If you’re trying to obtain a U.S. visa, or you have already applied for one, but you got denied, you might be wondering why it’s so difficult to obtain a U.S. visa. Immigration authorities ensure that those who are given a visa meet specific requirements. The Dallas immigration lawyers at Akula & Associates P.C. explain what it can be challenging to get a visa in the U.S. Requirements to Get a ...
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  • Questions to Ask Your Immigration Lawyer
    Every immigration process can be overwhelming. You might have countless questions for your immigration attorney, but how do you know if you’re asking the right ones? Having an attorney is a powerful tool during any immigration process because they can guide you and provide you with all the knowledge you need to obtain the best possible results for your case. It’s also important to ask the right ...
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  • Feds Relax Online Education Rules For International Students Amid Coronavirus Threat
    A federal program overseeing international students in the U.S. said it will be flexible with its oversight requirements as the global coronavirus outbreak causes colleges to make classes remote. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) sent participating colleges and universities the guidance on Monday. It expands schools' options for using online ...
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  • USCIS Announces Flexibility in Submitting Required Signatures During COVID-19 National Emergency
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 National Emergency announced by President Trump on March 13, 2020, we will accept all benefit forms and documents with reproduced original signatures, including the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, for submissions dated March 21, 2020, and beyond. USCIS already accepts various petitions, ...
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  • USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the immediate and temporary suspension of premium processing service for all Form I-129 and I-140 petitions until further notice due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Effective today, March 20, 2020, USCIS will not accept any new requests for premium processing. USCIS will process any petition with a previously accepted Form I-907, ...
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  • USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for FY2021 Cap-Subject Petitions
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the temporary suspension of premium processing service for fiscal year (FY) 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions . Petitioners filing FY 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions will not be able to request premium processing when USCIS begins accepting cap-subject petitions on April 1. Until premium processing resumes for FY 2021 cap-subject H-1B ...
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  • How to Renew an Employment Visa
    An employment visa allows immigrants without a green card to find employment opportunities in the United States. If you’ve already obtained your employment visa and you think it’s time to renew it, our team at Akula & Associates P.C. explains how to renew your employment visa. Know Which Permit You Are Renewing There are two different work permits that can be renewed: work visa and employment ...
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  • What Is the Mandatory Electronic Registration Process for H-1B Visas?
    The H-1B visa allows U.S. employers to hire outside of the country if they cannot find enough qualified workers in the U.S. The employer petitions on behalf of the potential foreign employee, and the employee obtains a temporary, nonimmigrant visa that expires in 3-6 years. This type of visa has a very narrow set of requirements. You must either be: A highly specialized worker; A researcher and ...
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  • In a Win for International Students, Federal District Court Permanently Enjoins Change in ‘Unlawful Presence’ Policy
    U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs, of North Carolina, issued a decision on February 6, 2020, permanently enjoining nationwide the Trump administration’s change in “unlawful presence” policy set forth in a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) memorandum, “Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants.” The policy previously was temporarily blocked by the same judge while ...
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  • USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation Following Supreme Court Stay of Nationwide Injunctions
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule on February 24, 2020, except in Illinois, where the rule remains enjoined by a federal court as of January 30, 2020. Earlier, on January 27, 2020, the Supreme Court stayed the order of a New York federal court granting a nationwide injunction against the ...
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  • What’s the Best Visa for Students?
    What’s the Best Visa for Students? When searching for a visa, it can be difficult to know where to start. While there are two main categories of visas in the United States, nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, there are dozens of different types of visas within those categories. So how can you know which visa is best for you? The Visa for Exchange Students There is a specific visa for work and study ...
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  • Which Employment Visa is Right for Me?
    The United States provides a plethora of opportunities for foreign nationals around the world who are looking for work. Before foreign nationals may work in the U.S., however, they must obtain some form of employment-based visa . There is a wide range of employment-based visas from which to choose, depending on the foreign national’s unique situation. In our blog, we discuss some of the most ...
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