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  • Why Doesn't the U.S. Make It Easier for Chinese and Indian H-1b Visa Holders to Immigrate?
    Why Doesn't the U.S. Make It Easier for Chinese and Indian H-1b Visa Holders to Immigrate?

    There was a bill that was put forward in Congress eliminating the per country numerical limitations for employment-based immigrant visas. If passed, the bill would significantly reduce the wait times ...

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  • What Is the Timeline for Obtaining an H-1b Under Premium Processing?
    What Is the Timeline for Obtaining an H-1b Under Premium Processing?

    USCIS is required to adjudicate the H-1B application within 15 days of receiving the premium processing request. With premium processing, USCIS communicates with the employer via email (as well has ...

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  • My Wife Is on h1b. Can She Take a 1-Week Summer Job in Her Field at Another Employer?
    My Wife Is on h1b. Can She Take a 1-Week Summer Job in Her Field at Another Employer?

    It is difficult to answer this question without more details, but generally an H1B visa holder can have more than one job as long as there is an approved H1B for each job. So, an individual can have ...

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  • What Is a Sanctuary City?
    What Is a Sanctuary City?

    With Sanctuary City's a hot topic in the news, many are left wondering, exactly what is a sanctuary city? While there is no legal definition of a “Sanctuary City,” the term typically refers to the ...

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  • The Us Immigration
    The Us Immigration "Culture of Fear"

    I've been receiving calls from young adults in the San Francisco Bay Area who are living in fear that their undocumented family members will be harassed, arrested or even deported in the recent ICE ...

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  • I Am on h1b1 and Lost My Job. I Am Looking for Job, but in the Meantime I Was Planning to Change Status to an h4 Dependent Visa. Do I Need to Leave the Country to Change My Visa Status?
    I Am on h1b1 and Lost My Job. I Am Looking for Job, but in the Meantime I Was Planning to Change Status to an h4 Dependent Visa. Do I Need to Leave the Country to Change My Visa Status?

    Based on the information you provided, you should apply for your H4 change of status immediately. Technically, you are no longer in visa “status” because you lost your job. When you apply for the H4, ...

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