I-94 Extension at US, Canada Border – Peace Arch – 3 Experiences

I-94 Extension Experiences at Peace Arch Border

As many of you know,  US non-immigrant visa holders usually get shorter I-94 duration at US Port of entry process by CBP officer, if their passport is expiring before the I-797 approval notice validity. There are many ways to update the I-94, but one that works most of the time is crossing the border.  Some of …

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2020 in Review – Changes to H1B, H4, F1, GC, Travel Ban, Lawsuits

2020 in Review - H1B H4 F1 GC Travel ban Lawsuit Details Summary

Year 2020 has been a difficult year for many. It is no different in context of US immigration. Many families were separated due to travel ban, many could not arrive in US and pursue their dream to study on F1 visa or work in US on H1B visa, many lost their jobs due to H4 …

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Fall 2020 Midnight Regulatory Agenda – H1B, H4 EAD, F1, GC, B1

Fall 2020 Midnight Regulatory Agenda Info for H1B H4 EAD

Unified Agenda or Regulatory Agenda is the list of items that US Federal Govt. publishes twice a year to outline their plans in the next months. These are nothing but prioritized list of the current administration planned actions. Fall 2020 is the last regulatory agenda for the outgoing Trump Administration as Biden will be the …

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H1B Visa 2022 – Lottery, Registration, Predictions, News, FAQs

H1B Visa 2022 Process Steps - Lottery Dates Info

Many of you, who plan to work in the US in 2021 on H1B visa or who were not lucky in H1B Visa 2021 season, would be wondering on the timelines and approach for next H1B season. In this article, we will cover all the aspects of H1B visa fiscal year 2022 season like lottery …

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DOL Cancels H1B, PERM Wage Levels Change Rule, Guidance

DOL Wage Levels Rule Cancelled by Court Order Info

US Department of Labor (DOL) made an announcement late yesterday, Dec 3rd, 2020, stating that they are cancelling the H1B Wage Levels increase Interim Final Rule that was published by them on Oct 8, 2020. They are doing this to comply as per the recent Court Orders, where they lost the case. They gave guidance …

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HR1044 + S386 Bill Passed in Senate – FULL Summary, H1B Changes, Next Steps?

HR 1044 Bill Summary Passed in Senate - S386 Amendments Info

H.R. 1044 Bill was passed in Senate on December 2, 2020. It included all the amendments that were proposed in the past in S.386 Bill. It was passed in Senate using unanimous consent without any objections. It was sent to House later and the Bill did not make it as there were disagreements on the …

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Court Cancels H1B Rules – Wage Levels Change, 1 Year Approval

Court Ruling on H1B Wage Levels and Other changes by DHS and DOL

US District Court in Northern District of California issued an order today (Dec 1st, 2020) that set aside two recent H1B regulations that were issued by US Dept of Labor (DOL) and US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this article we will review the background, summary of the judgment, arguments points reviewed by court, …

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USCIS Policy Update – Discretion for Adjustment of Status Application Decisions

Updated Discretion Policy for AOS applications with USCIS info

USCIS has made updates to its policy manual on the way they would adjudicate Adjustment of Status(AOS) applications filed using Form I-485 on Nov 17th, 2020.  The updated policy memo has new “Discretionary Factors” that would be used to make a decision on the Adjustment of Status(AOS) application with USCIS for getting Green Card. In …

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I-94 Extension at Laredo, TX – US Mexico Border[2021] – 2 Experiences

I-94 Extension Experience at Laredo TX

As many of you know, you get shorter duration of I-94, if your passport is expiring before the petition expiration. To extend I-94, you have 5 options.  One of them that works most of the times is crossing US border. One of our readers ( anonymous for privacy) went to Laredo, TX to extend their …

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Public Charge Rule Cancellation- Court Judgment on Hold

Public Charge rule cancelled by Court Nov 2020

Public Charge rule is one of the biggest regulations that was proposed by DHS last year. As per DHS, it impacts about 382,264 people annually. Also, it could impact about 50% or 200,000 marriage based green cards applicant as Boundless. Today, it was cancelled by a federal judge in court judgement. Public charge rule cannot …

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