USCIS Urges I-485 Filings

The USCIS has again released an alert encouraging people that are eligible, to file I-485 applications; and, for those persons that have I-485 applications pending under EB3 that are eligible to transfer to an EB2 or EB1 category, to do so immediately, to take advantage of the large number of immigrant visas available this fiscal… Continue reading USCIS Urges I-485 Filings

April Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) has released the April Visa Bulletin. On the good news front, India EB2 jumped forward 1 year in the Dates for Filing Chart. On the bad news front, Final Action Dates remained unchanged excepting India EB2 which moved forward 1 month. The USCIS announced that it would accept the Date… Continue reading April Visa Bulletin

March Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) has released the March Visa Bulletin and virtually nothing changed. There was no forward movement on the Dates for Filing chart and only India EB2 moved forward on the Final Action Date chart; and, only by 4 months. Given the “exceptionally high number of employment based visas available this fiscal… Continue reading March Visa Bulletin

Settlement Highlights Importance of HR Training

In a real-world example of how a misunderstanding of how to conduct employment eligibility verification, the Department of Justice recently published a settlement agreement that demonstrates how a nuanced requirement for human resource professionals can be quite costly to the organization at large. Recently, the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) of the Civil Rights… Continue reading Settlement Highlights Importance of HR Training

I-485 Interfiling ? My EB2 PD is current ?

Many Indian nationals that filed a 485 in the fall of 2020 using a downgrade EB3 I-140 have now found themselves in a situation where their EB3 priority date has retrogressed but, their original approved EB2 priority date has now moved ahead and may be current or, based upon more recent DOS proclamations, is expected… Continue reading I-485 Interfiling ? My EB2 PD is current ?

Opportunities Wasted !

As the fiscal year ended on Sept 30,2021 it became apparent that the USCIS and the Department of State would not issue all of the immigrant visas (green cards) that it was authorized by Congress to issue. Immigrant visas not issued do NOT carry-forward to the new fiscal year but, are lost. On the employment… Continue reading Opportunities Wasted !

H-1b Visas in the News

The H-1b Visa, always a hot political topic, has been in the news a lot lately. Now that the H-1b lottery numbers have been released by the USCIS and we know that over 300,000 registration were submitted, we can quickly calculate that about 35% of those seeking a visa were selected. Check out this recent… Continue reading H-1b Visas in the News