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VOL. XXVI, no. 36; September 2022, week 2
Posted : 09.Sep.2022

This eNewsletter is a digest of all news, blogs, and events posted on MurthyDotCom in the last week. The information provided should not be construed as legal advice and does not constitute an engagement of the Murthy Law Firm. Full Disclaimer available.

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FOIA Request Can Help Resolve Some Immigration Cases
 
What if there are government documents crucial to your immigration case, such as records related to an old I-140 or H1B approval, but you don't have a copy? Are you out of luck? Not always. By filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with federal immigration authorities, it's often possible to get essential information on your immigration history. Want to know what types of documents are available, and when it might help to request them? Check out our article, FOIA Request Can Help Resolve Some Immigration Cases. Need advice on a FOIA matter? An experienced Murthy Law Firm attorney would be glad to assist you!

Immigration Beat: News

1. Biden Administration Issues Final Rule on DACA Program
Posted September 5, 2022

The Biden Administration has published a final rule to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as a regulation. The DACA program provides certain temporary protections and benefits to qualifying undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors. The rule was proposed in response to litigation challenging the legitimacy of the program’s creation via executive order in 2012 by the Obama Administration. This final rule is scheduled to go into effect on October 31, 2022.  Read more.

2. Update and Short-Term Predictions On Visa Bulletin Movement
Posted September 7, 2022

A formal declaration from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) official in relation to a pending lawsuit has revealed some updated information and short-term predictions regarding the monthly visa bulletin. The declaration was signed on September 6, 2022 by Mr. Andrew Parker, who is responsible for overseeing issues related to employment-based (EB) adjustment of status cases with the USCIS, and for coordinating related policies with the U.S. Department of State (DOS).  Read more.

3. October 2022 Visa Bulletin

Posted September 7, 2022

This evening, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the October 2022 Visa Bulletin. This is the first visa bulletin for fiscal year 2023. All cutoff dates listed refer to the dates in the final action chart (i.e., Chart A), unless otherwise specified.   Read more.
 

On Our Minds & In Our
Community: Blog & Forum

4. Forum Topic of the Week: Priority Date Retrogression
This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding changes to the visa bulletin and priority date retrogression.  Read more.
 

You Want to Know: FAQs

Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access more FAQs here.
  • After completing my master’s degree, I applied for OPT. After working in OPT for a few days, I decided to go back and get a second master’s degree in a different field. Now that I am graduating, can I re-apply for OPT?  Answer
  • For the last several years, I have been running a business in India that is owned by my father. Last year, I purchased a company in the U.S. and now wish to transfer to that company on L1A. Since both businesses are owned by my family, are the companies considered related to one another? If not, and my father transfers ownership of the Indian business to me, would I have to wait another year before I apply for L1A?  Answer
  • I worked in H1B status for a couple of years, and then left the U.S. More than six years have passed since I was last in the U.S. Do I have to go through the H1B lottery again?  Answer

On the Calendar: Events

Teleconference: Impact of Visa Bulletin Movement
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05.Oct.2022 at 2pm (Eastern Time, U.S.)
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