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I-94 Extension in US at Canada Border – 3 Experiences[2020]

In US Immigration - Visas by Guest AuthorUpdated : 66 Comments

Many of the US non-immigrant visa holders would get shorter duration on the I-94 than the visa expiration or I-797 approval notice due to expiring passport, when they enter US and go through Port of entry Process. In general, it would have been a straightforward process to Extend I-94 after Passport Renewal in US. But, now with travel restrictions in …

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H1B Visa 2021 Cap Count Updates – Latest News, Info

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 51 Comments

This page will track all the latest news, both official news from USCIS and unofficial updates from community for H1B Visa FY 2021 Season Latest News Updates – Official and Unofficial (Most recent on the top) August 14th, 2020 ( Confirmed) : Today, USCIS ran second round lottery for H1B visa 2021 season. It was run on the existing H1B …

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H4 EAD Lawsuit – Feb to May 2020 Case Updates, DHS Cross Motion

In H4 Visa by KumarUpdated : 3 Comments

As you all know USCIS has closed their offices for in-person activities with COVID-19 and many are waiting for pending approvals, interviews, biometrics, etc. …at the same time USCIS is also dealing with H4 EAD lawsuit that is going on for few years now with Save Jobs USA. With COVID situation, we have not been able to post detail updates …

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Trump signs EO: 60 Days Pause for New GC Holders, No H1Bs Impact

In Green Card by KumarUpdated : 48 Comments

President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) today as shared by him previously yesterday, including the tweet that created confusion on suspending US Immigration. Most of the executive order is in-line with previous announcement on twitter, press release, with one addition to review non-immigrant visa programs. We will look at the entire Executive Order, why it is signed, summarize the …

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USCIS News: H1B 2021 Petition Data Entry, Receipt Notice Delays

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 129 Comments

As many of you know USCIS received a staggering 275K H1B registrations for FY 2021 season with the new H1B Registration Process. Also, as part of the H1B Visa 2021 Season, they also suspended H1B Premium processing for fiscal year 2021, including other visa types due to the COVID-19 situation. As USCIS is struggling as well with COVID-19 situation by …

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Lawsuit against USCIS by AILA to Extend Deadlines with COVID-19

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 34 Comments

As most of you know, USCIS offices are closed with COVID-19 situation for in-person activities until May 3rd. Also, they have given 60 days flexibility to respond to RFE and NOID, including acceptance of scanned wet signatures. But, they have not really addressed pressing situations for foreigners in proper lawful status with expiring petitions, status or denials. These individuals are …

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Total H1B Registrations Received for FY 2021 is 275k, 46% Masters

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 30 Comments

USCIS earlier today announced a press release indicating the overall H1B registrations received by them as part of the New H1B registration process, where H1B sponsors filed H1B applications  for their employees or prospects as registrations in Online H1B registration tool built by USCIS. They have previously announced completion of H1B Registration Lottery Selection Process, now today they have shared …