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OPT Pending More than 90 Days

REQUEST TO EXPEDITE A PENDING OPT APPLICATION
The USCIS Potomac Service Center has provided the following guidance and information regarding a request to expedite a pending application. The Employment Authorization Document (EAD) can take 90 days or more to be approved.

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Issues with being Out of Status on H-1B or F-1 Status – Unlawful Presence

This article applies to most of the non-immigrants though it is being published here mainly as it pertains to the non-immigrants on F-1 or H-1 status.

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DHS Proposes New Public Charge Rule

Applicants for a green card and for most nonimmigrant visas (including work, student and tourist visas) will be subject to the new DHS rule on “public charge” determination.

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IT companies file lawsuit against USCIS over shorter duration of H1B visas

WASHINGTON: An IT advocacy group representing more than 1,000 small IT companiesmostly run by Indian-Americans has filed a lawsuit against the US immigration agency for issuing H-1B visas for shorter than three years durations. 

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Infosys Built Its Global Machine With Indian Workers. Can It Adjust to Trump’s ‘Hire American’?

When Infosys, a big Indian technology outsourcing company, opened a new office in Indianapolis this year, executives hailed it as a step along a new path.

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Skilled Visa Process Could Look a Lot Different Next Year

Employers competing for the limited number of H-1B skilled guestworker visas each year should look for a whole new process come 2019.

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Why Fear of Immigrants In Employment Is Short-Sighted At The Dawn Of The Automation Age

Cast in bronze and mounted at the Statue of Liberty is a sonnet that reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.” 

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Lawsuit against US immigration body over shorter H-1B visas

Taken aback by recent policy changes introduced by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which have resulted in grant of H-1B visas for a few days or months as opposed to the typically requested three-year period, a US-based trade association has recently filed a lawsuit in a US district court. 

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New USCIS Policy Memo and Efforts to Combat Fraud in the H-1B Visa Program

Starting October 1, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin implementing its June 28, 2018 policy memorandum1 to prioritize the removal of foreign nationals from the United States on the basis of public safety, in compliance with Executive Order 13768.2

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USCIS Begins Implementing Notices to Appear for Denied Petitions and Applications

As of October 1, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has begun issuing Notices to Appear (“NTA”) in accordance with its original June 28, 2018, policy memorandum (which had been put on hold on July 30, 2018). 

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