Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Plans to Revert to the 2008 Version of the Naturalization Test

The first step to becoming a U.S citizen is becoming a permanent legal resident (getting a Green card). The second step is Naturalization, for which a green card holder is required to pass a naturalization test administered by the USCIS.  The naturalization test has two parts: One is the English test, and the other is... Continue Reading →

Computer Programmers are Qualified under Speciality Occupation

In a Judgement dated December 16, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rightly interpreted the definition of "specialty occupation" for H-1B visas. This judgment now clears the way for many companies who highly seek H-1B visas for Computer Programmers. The Federal regulations provide that a beneficiary must meet one of the four independent criteria... Continue Reading →

O-1 Visa for Individuals of Extraordinary ability

There are various employment visa options for people who wish to be employed in the U.S and for those who are looking to employ immigrants. H-1B visa is the most utilized employment visa in the U.S. O-visa is also an employment-based visa that is often overlooked but serves a similar purpose. Those who possess extraordinary... Continue Reading →

Withdrawal of Trump’s move to rescind H4 EAD regulation

President Biden has signed an executive order withdrawing the proposal to rescind the H4 EAD Rule. The move is expected to save the jobs of tens of thousands of H4 visa holders who are working in the United States after receiving the Employment Authorization Document from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. In less than... Continue Reading →

President Biden withdraws the interim final rule (IFR) announced by the DHS

Near the end, Trump officials published two regulations to restrict H-1B visas and prepared a third rule for publication. Biden’s administration started off the first day by signing many executive orders that directly impact Trump-era Immigration.   On January 8, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to end the H-1B lottery system. This rule was scheduled to be in effect within... Continue Reading →

H-1B Entrepreneur

Firstly, there is no straight answer to whether a person on H-1B can start his/her own business. That’s because one has to carefully interpret the language used by the USCIS and make sure the needs of the H-1B holder are tailored without violating any of the regulations. Hence, if all the rules are followed then... Continue Reading →

The US Citizenship Act of 2021

President Biden has been taking positive steps to make the largest overhaul in the U.S. immigration system. The proposed Immigration bill, if passed, would be the largest legislative remake of The U.S. immigration System in a very long time, that would provide a numerous benefit to foreign nationals seeking lawful permanent residency. A similar bill... Continue Reading →

With the new administration in force, Immigration policies are going to get better

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was sworn in on January 20, 2021 as the 46th president of the United States. President Biden started off the first day of his presidency by undoing/withdrawing a lot of Trump’s unduly burdensome Immigration policies. President Biden has signed at least 17 executive orders on the first day many of which... Continue Reading →

90 Days Rule – US Immigration

I have been getting a lot of questions from people about the 90-days rule when filing for adjustment of status. Basically, the 90-days rule has been designed by the USCIS to stop people from using temporary visas for unintended purposes. Visas in the United States can be broadly categorized into two types: Dual IntentSingle Intent... Continue Reading →

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