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Discussion Topics, Thursday,  November 14, 2019

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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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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 25 July 2019:

Combination of EAD and H1B status || 2 separate employers filed for FY2020 Cap Subject H1-B || Child born outside the US before parents were naturalized || N-400 Interview || Priority date change in I 797 for EB1 approval || Change companies with I-140 approval

USCIS Aims to Decrease Processing Times for N-400 and I-485

USCIS will implement a national strategy to decrease differences in processing times based on location for Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, and Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

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USCIS Announces Plan to Improve the Naturalization Test

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising the current naturalization test with improvements to ensure it continues to serve as an accurate measure of a naturalization applicant’s civics knowledge and that it reflects best practices in adult education assessments.

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USCIS to Celebrate Independence Day by Welcoming Nearly 7,500 New Citizens

WASHINGTON — This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the country by welcoming almost 7,500 new citizens in nearly 110 naturalization ceremonies between July 1 and July 5. The naturalization ceremonies will be held in venues across the country, and include several notable ceremonies.

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 18 April 2019:

FAQ: Multiple years of CPT|| Options to stay in the USA after expiration of H-1B ||How to get H-1B approved for three years, not shorter duration ||Issues related to tourist visa/business visa (B-1-B-2) extensions ||

Other: H4 EAD expiration ||Green card interview for inter-filing cases ||Stay in the USA while I 485 pending||limitations on working beyond 240 days on H-1B extension pending ||How is the priority date determined? ||The law on Supplement J||Delay in getting physical green card after approval ||What can trigger deportation?||N – 400, naturalization issues

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