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Blog Posts in October, 2021

  • USCIS Reaches Settlement Agreement in H-1B Market Research Analyst Class Action

    USCIS reached a settlement agreementin the case of MadKudu Inc., et al. v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, et al., No. 20-cv-2653 (N.D. Cal.). On Oct. 19, 2021, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. This agreement outlines new, overarching guidance for adjudicating pending or future H-1B petitions for the position of market research analysts under the H-1B program. ...
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  • Federal Judge rules that the United States Cannot Stop Issuing Visas during Travel Bans

    A federal judge on Tuesday put a halt to the State Department practice of not issuing visas to travelers from other countries when travel bans are in place. The ruling, in response to a lawsuit, declares it unlawful for the State Department to use travel bans, which were issued to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden, as a reason to stop processing visas for ...
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  • DHS Announces Designation of Croatia as a New Participant in the Visa Waiver Program

    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, in coordination with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, designated Croatia as a new participant in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Starting no later than December 1, 2021, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) will be updated to allow citizens and nationals of Croatia to apply to travel to the United States for tourism or ...
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  • What Are the Requirements for an EB-3 (Skilled Worker) Visa?

    There are many types of work visas available for foreign nationals who want to work in the United States, depending on their education, skills, and experience. The EB-3 visa was created for workers who fit one of three categories: skilled worker, professional, or unskilled worker. Below our Dallas immigration attorneys explain what the three categories are and what other qualifications you need to ...
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  • Ultimate Guide to Employment-Based Adjustment of Status

    Foreign nationals working in the United States with an employment visa can remain in the country permanently by obtaining a green card through employment-based adjustment of status. Employment-based adjustment of status is a path that many foreign nationals can take if they have a secured job with an employer who is willing to sponsor their petition for a green card. Our team at Akula & Associates ...
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