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Suit Seeks to Halt H-1B Visa System Called ‘Rife’ With Abuse (1)

Parth Sane came to the U.S. from India in 2017 for his master’s degree, then got a job as a software engineer in Des Moines, Iowa, last year.

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US Lawmakers Introduce Bill To End Foreign Students’ Stay After Studies

A group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced a law in the House of Representatives to remove a program that allows foreign students to stay in the country for work after graduation under certain conditions, a bill that could affect tens of thousands of Indians studying in the country if passed. .

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Biden’s Justice Department Argues to Keep H-1B Higher Wage Rule

Presidents have a way of rolling back as many of their predecessors’ actions as possible. However, the Biden administration is currently defending an H-1B regulation originally pushed during Trump’s tenure—and if that regulation sticks around, it could have a huge impact on the visa system.

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COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO CONTINUE

After speaking with a White House official, David Shepardson of Reuters reports that “[t]he United States will not lift any existing travel restrictions ‘at this point’ due to concerns over the highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant and the rising number of U.S. coronavirus cases.”

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What can you do if you are found inadmissible to the U.S.?

An “inadmissible to the United States” determination is possibly one of the worst outcomes to your visa application you can receive. 

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New Policy for RFE, Expedited Processing; Adjustment EADs Extended to 2 Years

Recently, the USCIS has announced some important policy updates in the agency's Policy Manual.  The following three are the more important updates: 

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Will Pending Litigation Reveal Fraud And Abuse Plaguing The H-1B Visa Lottery?

It is this most recent iteration of the lottery system that the Plaintiffs in Liu v. Mayorkas challenge. The primary argument focuses almost exclusively on the way the new H-1B lottery system was implemented, alleging that the government's action constitutes improper rulemaking.

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U.S. border to remain closed until at least Aug. 21

​The U.S. land border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least Aug. 21, according to a renewal order issued by the American government Wednesday.

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NIE’s Now Good for 1 Year, More on Navigating the Travel Ban Jungle: National Interest Exception Checklist for the U.S. COVID Travel Bans

On July 6, 2021 the U.S. State Department publicly announced that the travel ban waivers related to the world-wide pandemic will now be good for 1 year and multiple entry. 

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USCIS No Longer Requires Applicants for Change of Status to F-1 to "Bridge the Gap"

For the past few years, applicants who file for a change of status application to F-1 student status must maintain their status until the application is approved.  

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