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H1B, F1, H4 EAD, Other Visas Updates in Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda

In Immigration| Visas by Kumar7 Comments

Similar to previous year Fall 2017 Regulatory Agenda , US Federal Government published their Fall 2018 Regulatory agenda that outlines their priorities on various regulations that are planned for the next upcoming months.  Our focus from the fall regulatory agenda is on topics tied to international students and professionals. So, we will cover priorities of DHS and USCIS around those …

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News: USCIS NTA Memo Roll out – Phased approach – I539(COS), I485(AOS) from Oct 1st

In Immigration| Visas by Kumar12 Comments

USCIS has released a press release today on the details on the implementation of the Notice to Appear(NTA) memo guidance from June 2018. They have clarified that NTA memo will be implemented in a phased approached incrementally and will not impact all visa types. Below are the details. USCIS held teleconference to clarify few things, we have included that update …

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USCIS News : H1B Premium Processing Suspended Until Feb 19, 2019. Impact Analysis ?

In H1B Visa News by Kumar163 Comments

USCIS announced earlier today that premium processing will be suspended for most of the H1B Visa petitions starting September 11th, 2018 until Feb 19th , 2019. Below is a summary of the update and how it will impact various H1B holders and prospective H1B seekers like F1 students, OPT, etc. Summary of USCIS H1B Premium Processing Suspension until Feb 19th …

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USCIS News : STEM OPT Employment Permitted at Third Party Worksite. What’s the Catch ?

In CPT| OPT| On-Campus by Kumar2 Comments

Earlier this year, there were some changes to the USCIS website that said STEM OPT Workers cannot work at third party worksites. There was conflicting information on USCIS website vs. ICE website on this topic and some DSOs were not issuing I20s for students with third party worksite option.  With the recent F1 Visa Unlawful Presence Memo by USCIS , students …