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Attorney_22

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    I-140 Amendments

    This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding changes that require I-140 amendments. Rules for Topic of the Week Threads: 1. Attorney's postings contain general information only and are not a substitute for case-specific legal advice. 2. The attorney will answer only those questions which relate to the main subject. If you have a question on some other issue, please start a new thread in the appropriate forum section. 3. The attorney will not necessarily answer every question posted and may provide a single answer to a group of similar questions. 4. Please do not provide information which would identify any specific company, university or individual.
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    I-140 Amendments

    Yes, as long as the job offer is still valid with that I-140 sponsor, generally someone with an approved I-140 for EB2 can refile the I-140 and request EB3.
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    Transition Issues in H1B

    Due to the complicated nature of your questions and the answers regarding them, it is advisable to reach out to our office and speak to one of our U.S. immigration attorneys.
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    Transition Issues in H1B

    Hi Sam, since your questions are pertaining to legal options for your personal circumstances, it is highly advisable to call our office and speak to one of our U.S. immigration attorneys. They will be able to help guide you and advise you on your current situation and any possible options available.
  5. The specifics are important to answer your question. Accordingly, it is advisable to call our office and speak to one of our attorneys on the matter.
  6. This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding the impact of marijuana and other criminal matters on immigration. Rules for Topic of the Week Threads: 1. Attorney's postings contain general information only and are not a substitute for case-specific legal advice. 2. The attorney will answer only those questions which relate to the main subject. If you have a question on some other issue, please start a new thread in the appropriate forum section. 3. The attorney will not necessarily answer every question posted and may provide a single answer to a group of similar questions. 4. Please do not provide information which would identify any specific company, university or individual.
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    E-2 Investor Visa (Now Open to Israeli Citizens)

    A useful article on this topic: https://www.murthy.com/2019/04/26/e-2-treaty-investor-option-israeli-citizens-beginning-may-1-2019/
  8. This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding the E-2 Investor Visa. Rules for Topic of the Week Threads: 1. Attorney's postings contain general information only and are not a substitute for case-specific legal advice. 2. The attorney will answer only those questions which relate to the main subject. If you have a question on some other issue, please start a new thread in the appropriate forum section. 3. The attorney will not necessarily answer every question posted and may provide a single answer to a group of similar questions. 4. Please do not provide information which would identify any specific company, university or individual.
  9. In addition to the above link the following may be helpful: https://www.murthy.com/2019/04/03/i-am-in-h1b-status-and-am-in-the-process-of-applying-for-a-green-card-if-a-doctor-gives-me-a-prescription-for-medical-marijuana-will-that-impact-my-green-card-case/ To discuss the situation in more detail, it is advisable to speak to one of our attorneys experienced with these issues.
  10. The following link may help to answer your questions in this regard: https://www.murthy.com/2014/11/17/serious-immigration-consequences-for-marijuana-despite-state-law-changes/
  11. This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding family-based immigrant petitions when an employment-based immigrant petition is pending. Rules for Topic of the Week Threads: 1. Attorney's postings contain general information only and are not a substitute for case-specific legal advice. 2. The attorney will answer only those questions which relate to the main subject. If you have a question on some other issue, please start a new thread in the appropriate forum section. 3. The attorney will not necessarily answer every question posted and may provide a single answer to a group of similar questions. 4. Please do not provide information which would identify any specific company, university or individual.
  12. You need to be sure the new position will qualify for AC21.
  13. Ombudsman requests are taking a very long time, however you will eventually get a response. A mandamus lawsuit can be helpful, but it does not always mean you will obtain an approval, only that you will get an adjudication. To discuss this in detail it may be worth calling our office to discuss the specifics of your situation. Also send the RFE prior to the call so our attorneys can review the request.
  14. This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding an employer’s ability to pay obligation and how, as a beneficiary of a labor certification, you need to be aware of these issues. Rules for Topic of the Week Threads: 1. Attorney's postings contain general information only and are not a substitute for case-specific legal advice. 2. The attorney will answer only those questions which relate to the main subject. If you have a question on some other issue, please start a new thread in the appropriate forum section. 3. The attorney will not necessarily answer every question posted and may provide a single answer to a group of similar questions. 4. Please do not provide information which would identify any specific company, university or individual.
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    Employer’s Ability to Pay in the Green Card Process

    I can only address the immigration law related aspect of your question: The employer is required to pay for all costs associated with the labor certification portion of your green card.
  16. It is acceptable to have both a family-based and an employment-based case pending at the same time. Therefore, it is not necessary to withdraw the family-based case.
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    Green Card When Your H1B Cap Case is Pending

    A frequent misconception is that an individual needs to be in H1B status or in the U.S. to start the PERM green card process. This is not true, the PERM green card process is a future offer of employment. Therefore, it is not necessary to be in H1B status first, or in the U.S. Generally, it is advisable to start the green card process as soon as you can. Thus, if you have an employer willing to sponsor you, you should speak with an attorney to discuss the nuances.
  18. This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding starting the green card process when your H1B cap case is pending. Rules for Topic of the Week Threads: 1. Attorney's postings contain general information only and are not a substitute for case-specific legal advice. 2. The attorney will answer only those questions which relate to the main subject. If you have a question on some other issue, please start a new thread in the appropriate forum section. 3. The attorney will not necessarily answer every question posted and may provide a single answer to a group of similar questions. 4. Please do not provide information which would identify any specific company, university or individual.
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    Premium Processing

    This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding premium processing. Rules for Topic of the Week Threads: 1. Attorney's postings contain general information only and are not a substitute for case-specific legal advice. 2. The attorney will answer only those questions which relate to the main subject. If you have a question on some other issue, please start a new thread in the appropriate forum section. 3. The attorney will not necessarily answer every question posted and may provide a single answer to a group of similar questions. 4. Please do not provide information which would identify any specific company, university or individual.
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    Cap-Gap

    Cap-Gap This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding the H1B cap-gap. Rules for Topic of the Week Threads: 1. Attorney's postings contain general information only and are not a substitute for case-specific legal advice. 2. The attorney will answer only those questions which relate to the main subject. If you have a question on some other issue, please start a new thread in the appropriate forum section. 3. The attorney will not necessarily answer every question posted and may provide a single answer to a group of similar questions. 4. Please do not provide information which would identify any specific company, university or individual.
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    AC21 Portability

    You can utilize an EAD to change employers, however filing an AC21 notification to USCIS is still not required unless specifically requested by USCIS (such as an RFE). Before making any changes it is advisable to confirm the new position is same/similar as required for AC21.
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    AC21 Portability

    This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding AC21 portability issues. Rules for Topic of the Week Threads: 1. Attorney's postings contain general information only and are not a substitute for case-specific legal advice. 2. The attorney will answer only those questions which relate to the main subject. If you have a question on some other issue, please start a new thread in the appropriate forum section. 3. The attorney will not necessarily answer every question posted and may provide a single answer to a group of similar questions. 4. Please do not provide information which would identify any specific company, university or individual.
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    AC21 Portability

    It is permissible to utilize AC21 multiple times.
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    AC21 Portability

    Your flexibility depends on how the labor certification was prepared and/or if you have a pending AOS. If you have a pending AOS you may be able to utilize AC21. It is advisable to discuss your specific circumstance directly with a U.S. immigration attorney.
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    Green Card and Extended Travel Abroad

    If you are referring to the physical presence requirements for naturalization, possessing a re-entry permit does not change the analysis. However, you should discuss the specifics of your time out of the U.S. directly with a U.S. immigration attorney to explore any potential issues.
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