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COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical Examinations

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.

H-1B Approval for a computer and information systems manager

We assisted in the filing of an H-1B petition for a newly established company in the healthcare industry for a computer and information systems manager. We received a request for evidence (RFE), asking for details about the employer and questioning the employee’s qualifications. Oddly, the RFE specifically questioned the credentials of the professor, who had assessed the employee’s educational background and experiential qualifications.

DHS Continues Temporary Protected Status Designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan

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WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security has announced the automatic extension of TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. TPS beneficiaries from these six countries will retain their status, provided they continue to meet all the individual requirements for TPS eligibility. The automatic extension of TPS-related documentation includes Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) through Dec. 31, 2022.

Rajiv's Article - USCIS Ombudsman: A solution to difficult immigration cases

Published by: The Economic Times - Date: September 02, 2021


The USCIS ombudsman's office is housed within the Department of Homeland Security but watches over the USCIS independently. You can open a case with them online. They are often successful where the USCIS bureaucracy fails because they can function as a neutral mediator.

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Rajiv's Comments in the News - H-1B denial rates decline: USCIS data

Published by: The Economic Times - Date: September 01, 2021

Quotes and Excerpts from Rajiv in the article:

“We have seen a very positive trend in the moderation in unnecessary hurdles. We see this trend all through legal immigration, not just H-1B visas. It’s not that we are not getting requests for evidence, it is that they are a lot more reasonable,” said Rajiv S Khanna, managing partner at