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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H1B Lottery to be based on Wage Levels, Impacts 163K H1B filings

H1B Lottery based on Wage Levels Rule Information

DHS announced a new H1B rule today that will change the way H1B registration lottery is conducted. DHS plans to change the H1B lottery selection based on the prevailing wage that employer plans to offer for that position.  DHS is seeking public comments as part of the regulatory process. This rule is not final yet, …

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I-94 Extension in US : Bad Experience – Issues with CBP officers, Tips

I-94 Extension Experience at Otay Mesa Center in USA

As most of you know, you would get a shorter  I-94 ( arrival departure record) duration at US Port of Entry than the approval notice listed end date, if your passport is expiring soon. As it is mandatory to have valid I-94 all the time in US, you need to apply for I-94 Extension within USA after getting new passport. …

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ICE Arrests 15 F1 Students on OPT for Fraud, 1100 in violation

ICE Arrest Students in F1 OPT violation News Oct 2020

Today US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 15 students on F1 Visa OPT, who fraudulently used OPT program to stay in the country. It is part of an operation called “OPTical Illusion”. The operation was part of ICE enforcement that monitors F1 students for compliance and their status. SEVP and ICE monitors over one …

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17 Organizations file new Lawsuit on H1B Wage Levels Increase

Lawsuit filed by 17 Organizations H1B Wage levels

Late yesterday evening, 17 organizations, which consist of group of Universities, non-profits, and businesses filed a lawsuit against US Dept of Labor regarding the recent rule on increase in the H1B, PERM Wage Levels & changes. This is the second lawsuit, the first one was filed by ITServe. In this article, we will review the …

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H1B Wage Levels Increase Lawsuit by ITServe – DOL Lost, Rule Canceled [Dec 2020]

Lawsuit against H1B wage levels changes

As many of you know, the H1B Prevailing Wage levels were dramatically increased for H1B workers in recent wage protections regulation that was published in federal register.  There was a lawsuit filed today on the new regulation. In this article we will discuss the background on why and details of the lawsuit that we have …

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H1B, I-140, L1 Premium Processing Fee $2500, Effective Oct 19th

H1B L1 and I140 Premium Processing Fee going up

As many of you know, USCIS provides Premium Processing for faster processing of I-129 petitions and get a decision in 15 days. The current fee for it is $1,440 and it is increasing to $2,500 from October 19th, 2020. In this article, we will cover the background, why going up, who all it affects and …

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H1B, PERM Wage Levels – Court Cancels, New Levels by DOL

New H1B PERM Wage levels from 2020 Rule

As some of you know, recently H1B, PERM wage levels rule that was submitted to OMB and later withdrawn. It was published as an interim final rule to Federal register on Oct 8th, 2020 and effective now. We will review the background, current wage levels, new wage levels, and impact in this article. Update : …

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USCIS Cancels Strengthen H1B Program Rules as per Court Order[Dec 2020]

New H1B Rules - Definition Change - One year Approvals others Info

As some of you know DHS submitted Strengthen H1B Visa Program Rule as interim final stage rule for OMB to review. On October 8th, 2020 DHS published the rule in Federal Register. There were quite a few new changes that are part of the new interim final rule that is published by DHS. Update : …

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H4 Visa Stamping using EA, Travel to US, NIE Experience at PoE

H4 Stamping in India - Travel to US with NIE Experience by User

As US Consulates in India are still closed for regular visa appointments, many are forced to apply for expedited appointment(EA). When you get stamping, many of you may have got US Visa with annotation NIE under Risk to Labor Maket, which was not very common in the beginning. Some were questioned at airport.   One …

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