This eNewsletter from the Murthy Law Firm is your weekly source of information on U.S. immigration law.
VOL. XXVI, no. 28; July 2022, week 3
Posted : 15.Jul.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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Your Immigration Matters:
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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. August 2022 Visa Bulletin
Posted July 8, 2022

Today, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the August 2022 Visa Bulletin. All cutoff dates listed refer to the dates in the final action chart (i.e., Chart A), unless otherwise specified.  Read more.

2. Potential Termination of Inactive Immigrant Visa Petitions

Posted July 13, 2022

Under certain circumstances, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has the authority to terminate an immigrant visa registration and revoke the underlying immigrant visa petition if the priority date is current and the case has remained inactive for a specific duration. The following is an overview of the conditions under which this can occur.  Read more.
 

On Our Minds & In Our
Community: Blog & Forum

3. Forum Topic of the Week: Status Issues Following Layoff
This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding status issues following layoff.  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.
  • I filed an application to extend my H-4 status shortly before my I-94 expired. However, the USCIS rejected the package because I forgot to include the filing fee check. The rejection noticed indicated that I am allowed to reapply. If I refile now, does that mean the new filing will be considered as having been filed on time?  Answer
  • Any word on whether the USCIS will hold a second lottery for H1B cap cases this year?  Answer
  • My H1B petition was denied, and my employer filed an appeal. How long does the appeal process normally take?  Answer

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Visa Bulletin & Processing Times
Visa Bulletin & Processing Times
Important to those going through the U.S. immigration process are the visa bulletin from the Department of State and processing times at the USCIS service centers. 
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