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Trump’s Merit Based Immigration in US [2020] – H1B, F1, L1?

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 12 Comments

Trump made an announcement indicating merit based immigration bill in an interview with Telemundo on Jul 11, 2020. Today, at Whitehouse press briefing, Trump again talked about the Merit based immigration bill. This article will cover the details on the same and all the latest news updates on Trump’s plan for merit-based immigration. As unemployment numbers in US are at …

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Update : DHS cancels July 6th Guidance for F1, M Students. No need to leave US

In F1 Visa by KumarUpdated : 2 Comments

Recently The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which is part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gave guidance to schools that says In-person classes are must for F1, M students and they cannot be fully enrolled  in online only classes. If the schools do not offer in-person or mixed mode classes, then such students have to leave US. Also, no …

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I-94 Extension in US for L1A – Experience at Otay Mesa, July 2020

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 13 Comments

As many of you know, you get a shorter I-94 validity at US Port of entry, if your passport is expiring before US Visa stamp. As there are travel restrictions with Trump Order that bans entry of H1B, H4, others until end of 2020, many try to extend their I-94 after passport renewal at US Border checkpoints. One of our readers, Zeeshan Ashraf, got his I-94 …

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H1B Employer Employee Relationship, Itinerary Policy(2020) USCIS

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 13 Comments

USCIS recently lost a court case against ITServe Alliance that challenged USCIS H1B policy memos on employer-employee relationship and itinerary rules. As part of the court judgment and settlement with IT Serve, USCIS said that they will cancel the Year 2010, 2018 Policy memo and not use the itinerary requirements too. On June 17th, 2020 USCIS formally issued a H1B …