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Blog Posts in January, 2022

  • BREAKING NEWS: USCIS Announces FY 2023 H1-B Cap Registration Period

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon EST on March 1 st , 2022, and run through noon EST on March 18 th , 2022 . During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to complete and submit their registrations using USCIS’ online H-1B registration system. Prospective ...
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  • USCIS ENCOURAGES INTERFILING (based on eligibility)

    USCIS may, in its discretion, grant a transfer of EB-3 to EB-2 filing, if: You have continuously maintained eligibility for adjustment of status; Your AOS is still pending; You are eligible for that category; and A visa is immediately available. Submit a written request along with a Supplement J to USICS. If you have previously submitted an interfiling request, USICS asks that you do not send a ...
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    The process of obtaining a lawful permanent resident (“green card”) status can be a complex and challenging effort. Having a green card can provide certainty that you can live and work permanently in the United States. However, your permanent resident status can be revoked under certain scenarios. This article covers potential acts that could cause you to lose your green card. Certain Arrests and ...
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  • US Embassy in India to close in-person appointments for student visas

    The Embassy of US in India has announced that it is closing in-person appointments for students after interviewing a record number of applicants for the winter student season, which runs from October 1 to January 15. More than 55,000 Indian students and exchange visitors to the United States were given student visas, an all-time high number in the last season despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The US ...
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  • USCIS Guidance on Expedited EADs for Healthcare Workers

    Effective immediately, if you are a healthcare worker who has a pending Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewal application (Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization) and your EAD expires in 30 days or less or has already expired, you can request expedited processing of your EAD application. To determine whether you are a qualifying healthcare worker, see this DHS advisory ...
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  • The Number Workers with H-1B Visas Have Dropped

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor , foreign workers with H-1B visas have dropped by 12.6 percent in the fiscal year ending in September 2021. Engineering and mathematics workers saw the greatest dip of H-1B workers in the last year. Our Dallas immigration attorneys explain why there was a significant drop in H-1B workers and how it might affect you if you want to obtain an H-1B visa. Why ...
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  • EB-2 Visa for Persons of Exceptional Ability: Who Qualifies?

    If your goal is to work and live in the United States permanently, you can apply for a permanent work visa. Although there are five different permanent work visas, the EB-2 visa is one of the most popular. The EB-2 visa is a second preference visa for professions holding an advanced degree (or its equivalent) or having an exceptional ability. Below, our Dallas immigration attorneys break down the ...
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