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BIG News! some H-4 spouse to get work authorization

Under proposed regulations announced today CIS is proposing to allow some H-4 spouses to apply for work authorization. These would be the spouses of H-1Bs who are the beneficiaries of an employer’s approved I-140 or are in a 7th etc … Continue reading

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Travel history

CBP announced on 4/30/2014 a new web page on its site for getting a record of nonimmigrant entries and exits for the past 5 years from the request date.

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I-94 vs. I-797 approval notice’s H-1B term dates

IMPORTANT NOTE: The dates of admission on the I-94 received after entry from abroad can often differ from the dates of on an I-797 approval notice for an H-1B term. Therefore, it is essential after every entry to check an … Continue reading

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Alleged visa violations settled for $34M!

Infosys is one of India’s biggest IT consulting companies. It recently settled with the Dept. of Homeland Security for alleged misuse of B-1 visas in lieu of H-1B and for I-9 violations. The B-1 is a business visitor visa not … Continue reading

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Visa lottery begins Oct. 1, 2013

Please see details at the Dept. of State’s website for the Diversity Visa Program aka the “Green Card Lottery” for 2015 for which entry period begins October 1, 2013 at noon and concludes Nov. 2 at noon:

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