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Attorney_22

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    PHYSICIANS

    This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding physician issues, including waivers, J-1s and H1B cap exemptions. 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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    OPT Questions and Issues

    The following article may be helpful to some: https://www.murthy.com/2019/10/31/new-guidance-clarifies-student-college-obligations-in-documenting-opt-employment-relationship/
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    OPT Questions and Issues

    This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding OPT for F-1 students. 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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    Transition Issues in H1B

    This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding changes to employment when in H1B status. 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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    Transition Issues in H1B

    Due to the number of specific questions, it is advisable to schedule a call with one of our attorneys to discuss your particular situation.
  6. This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding I-140 Petitions. 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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    Issues/Questions Regarding the I-140 Petition

    An earlier priority date can be retained (with some limited exceptions) even if the prior employer withdraws the previously approved I-140 petition. Until the bill is finalized we cannot be sure how it will affect EB2 Inda movement.
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    Issues/Questions Regarding the I-140 Petition

    You can retain an earlier priority date from an approved EB1B petition in a new EB2 petition.
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    Issues/Questions Regarding the I-140 Petition

    If the new I-140 petition is based on the previously certified PERM application the PERM's priority date can be retained. The employer will still need to prove their ability to pay since the priority date in the new filing.
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    Issues/Questions Regarding the I-140 Petition

    Generally yes, however we have seen some push-back recently from USCIS on this issue.
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    Issues/Questions Regarding the I-140 Petition

    In most circumstances it is best to have an approved I-140 petition prior to your date being current.
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    Issues/Questions Regarding the I-140 Petition

    Generally, an approved I-140 petition provides a basis for H1B time beyond the normal six year limitation. This is also true if the I-140 was withdrawn after it had been approved for 180 days. However, to discuss your specific personal concerns and questions, it is advisable to speak directly with one of our attorneys.
  13. This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding green card processes for professionals. 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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    Green Card Process for Professionals

    A valid and approved I-140 Petition can be used to request H1B time beyond the normal six-year limitation , even when the new H1B petition is with a different employer. However, there may be other concerns and therefore it is advisable to speak with an experienced U.S. immigration prior to making any decisions.
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    L1A/L1B Intracompany Transferees

    One of the requirements of the EB1C category, is that you worked abroad for the same/affiliate/subsidiary company in a managerial or executive capacity prior to coming to the U.S. Accordingly, it is advisable to speak to a U.S. immigration attorney familiar with L1As and EB1Cs prior to making any decisions regarding these changes.
  16. This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding the additional scrutiny of public charge and the latest addition of the requirement to show evidence of health insurance. 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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    Public Charge & Evidence of Insurance

    This is a fact-specific question that requires a discussion regarding the parameters and requirements for the program and eligibility for the subsidy.
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    Public Charge & Evidence of Insurance

    Implementation of the new forms and public charge rule has been postponed. However, it is still advisable to be aware of the issues the Administration is concerned with and to speak with a knowledgeable attorney prior to taking any benefits you believe may be considered "means tested".
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    Diversity Lottery

    This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding the diversity lottery process. 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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    Diversity Lottery

    That is correct, he will not qualify at this time. You can find more information on the category at the following link: https://www.murthy.com/2019/09/30/fy21-diversity-lottery-registration-begins-02-oct-2019/
  21. This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding the proposed new I-944 Form to be included with most Adjustment of Status applications. 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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    New I-944 Form, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency

    Related Article: https://www.murthy.com/2019/10/03/uscis-adding-public-charge-questions-to-certain-forms/
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    New I-944 Form, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency

    New Form tied to public charge changes: https://www.murthy.com/2019/08/21/public-charge-ground-of-inadmissibility-greatly-expanded/
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    Transition Issues in H1B

    Generally, if an individual has previously obtained the same class of visa in the past, they can apply for a new visa in Mexico or Canada. However, the consulate still has discretion to accept the application. In regards to the compelling circumstance EAD and H4 status, that is more nuanced and therefore is best to discuss this with your attorney, or call our office to discuss the situation.
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    Transition Issues in H1B

    If you have a valid H1B visa, and are maintaining H1B status, then the amendment should not cause an issue regarding travel.
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