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April 16 Call, Discussion Topics and FAQs

Applying for tourist, visitors, B-1, B-2 to maintain status || Effect of take over on L-1 || EB-1C International Managers/Executive Green Card portability || I-140 revocation || Aged out disabled children || Losing job after AOS I-485 interview || H1b visa holders during COVID

Canadians living in USA || False claim to US Citizenship || Joint affidavit of support || Expired green card || Impact of NOIR on approved H-1B ||Maintaing H-1B during AOS

Citizenship/naturalization trips of more than six months abroad

I have been scheduled for my interview next month after cancellation of the first one. I took three trips outside the US, and one last more than 6 months but less than one year. I waited for more than 5years since my last entrance which is June 2013 before applying for citizenship. Should I be worried about my interview since I broke the continuity of residency?

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Discussion Topics, Thursday,  January 23, 2020

FAQ:  Tourist/Visitors visa for people with special needs or challenges || Risk for green card process in joining a small company, unfamiliar with immigration || Impact of 214(b) denial || Requirements for obtaining green card under EB-1C, International Managers and Executives ||

OTHER:  NVC fees issues || USC relocating to India while green card petition for parents is pending || Is original I-140 approval required for priority date transfer? || Effect of subsequent H-1B, H-4 approval on current H-1B, H-4 case || Additional review of a pending I-140, delay || USCIS processing times estimate || 221(g) Administrative processing for H-1B visa ||  CSPA logistical problems || Carrying cash in and out of the USA || Incorrect DS-160 || List of cap exempt employers || Naturalization of children

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Discussion Topics, Thursday,  December 12, 2019

 

FAQ:  Change in green card job responsibilities and/or job title  during the process || Variation in H-1B job approved and actually performed || How far ahead of job or petition start date can I apply for H-1B visa stamping? || Parents’ birth certificates || Must we maintain H-1 or L-1 status while I-485 is pending? || Consequences of losing my job on H-1B and revocation of I-140 || Does withdrawing a timely filed application/petition with the USCIS lead to unlawful presence? || 

OTHER:  Naturalization interview canceled || Expediting I-485 || Risks of changing jobs while I-485 is pending -- AC21 || Traveling while H-1B extension is pending || Discrepancy in names || Applying for green card for parents, etc. || Visas for same-sex partners from countries where such marriage is not allowed || H-1B for small companies, etc.

USCIS Expands Guidance Related to Naturalization Requirement of Good Moral Character

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expanded its policy guidance (PDF, 290 KB) regarding unlawful acts that may prevent an applicant from meeting the good moral character (GMC) requirement for naturalization.

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Discussion Topics, Thursday,  November 14, 2019

FAQs: 

Can H-1B lay off 60 days grace period be taken only once or can it be taken multiple times?

If one H1-B extension is filed and pending, can transfer to a new employer be filed? Is this safe?

If I move to H4 and my H4 is pending for approval, can an H-1B be filed? Is this safe ? 

Procedure and time to get a green card for the spouse of a green card holder

Can we apply 2 H-1B transfers while my extension with same employer is in process with different client?  If the extension is denied, will other two transfers will be denied?

AC21 portability before 180 days 

OTHER:  I have my I-140 approved and it has been over 6 months. If I change my job, do I need to go through the entire I-140 process again? || Withdrawing N400 || TN visa derivative for boyfriend || Naturalization, absence of 6 months || Using old H-4 visa stamp || L-1 amendment || EAD delays || F-1 visa stamping || Receipt lost

USCIS Announces New Locations for Onsite Overseas Military Naturalization Services

WASHINGTON—Today U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will provide military naturalization services at four overseas military bases, due to the agency’s shifting international footprint and office closures overseas.
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USCIS to Welcome More Than 34,000 New Citizens in Celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

WASHINGTON—USCIS announced that it will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day by welcoming nearly 34,300 new U.S. citizens during 316 naturalization ceremonies across the nation between Sept. 13 and 23.

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