Important timing issues F-1 students should be aware of

When F-1 students finish their programs of study or post-completion practical training (OPT employment), they have a sixty-day grace period during which they can do the following: Apply and be accepted to a new academic program. Apply to change...

Interview Waiver/Dropbox Changes in India

The U.S. Visa Information Service for India (link: http://ustraveldocs.com/in/index.html?firstTime=No) recently changed their website regarding mandatory interview waiver scheduling, commonly referred to as the “dropbox” option. In an effort to reduce...

Suing USCIS for Short H-1B Approvals

Below is an article regarding actions that can be taken to combat short H-1B approvals. Reddy & Neumann, P.C.’s Counsel for Litigation Jonathan Wasden and Attorney Steven Brown have prepared a short video on this topic that can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrFkMX0NJwM.  Introduction One...

FAQ's on Consular Processing

U.S. consulates are set up around the world to assist and protect U.S. citizens and facilitate trade and friendship between the people of the United States and foreign country. There are more than 20 nonimmigrant visa types for people traveling to...

H-4/H-4 EAD Litigation FAQ's

Am I eligible to join the H-4/EAD lawsuit? If you have filed an H-4 and H-4 EAD application that has been pending with USCIS for over 30 days, you are eligible to join the lawsuit. It is our argument that Congress’ intent was for USCIS to adjudicate...

EB-2 vs. EB-3: Foreign Degree Equivalencies

Most if not all prospective employment-based immigrants have a robust education and experience background. Often, that education was obtained from a university in a foreign country. However, owing to certain government regulations, in many instances...

Significant Changes Coming Soon to EB-5 Program

On July 24th, USCIS will publish a final rule in the Federal Register titled “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization” which brings significant changes to the program since 1993. This final rule becomes effective November 21, 2019. The EB-5...

H-4/H-4 EAD LITIGATION BREAKING NEWS

The Reddy & Neumann, P.C. Litigation Team has confirmed that all plaintiffs in the Gudla, et al. v. USCIS, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on June 6, 2019, have received approvals of their H-4 and H-4 EAD...

The 240 Day Rule for Continued Work Authorization

Due to the long processing times and the lack of premium processing for most of last year, many diligent employers have been left concerned over how long their employees with pending petitions are authorized to continue working. In many cases, these...

What Happens If We Sue The Government?

With the ever-changing landscape of immigration, many employers may want to take the fight back to USCIS but have no idea how to pursue litigation or understand the effects litigation on their company. So naturally, the most common question we get...

Selected in the Quota Lottery? 3 Key Reminders

#1: Cap-gap is automatic. The cap-gap extension is automatic for students with a pending H-1B petition that requested a change of status. This is only granted if the student was on valid OPT or STEM OPT on the day the H-1B petition was filed and their...

Return of SSA No-Match Letters

As of March 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has resumed issuing Employer Correction Request Notices, commonly known as “SSA no-match letters.” These letters are issued to employers when an employee’s W-2 information does not match the...

Study in the States: How to Qualify for an F-1 Visa

Citizens of foreign countries who want to enter the United States must first obtain either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. In order to study in the United States, an international student must have...

Why We Sued USCIS for H-4 and H-4 EAD Delays

The fight for fair and timely visa processing for legal immigrants continues. Reddy & Neumann, P.C. is representing four spouses who have had enough of waiting for their H-4 and EAD renewals. We sued U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)...

How to Handle Employees on Cap Gap

            We’ve reached that time of the year again where employers of foreign student workers must navigate their employee’s work authorization while their H-1B quota petition is pending. Unfortunately, long wait times have become the new normal...