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VOL. XXVI, no. 26; July 2022, week 1
Posted : 01.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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Filing Labor Certifications During Sixth Year of H1B

H1B workers who wish to remain in the United States on a more permanent basis typically seek to have their respective employers initiate the green card process as soon as possible. But, for a variety of reasons, it is not uncommon for H1B workers to find themselves approaching the six-year limit of H1B status before the green card process gets underway. Filing Labor Certifications During Sixth Year of H1B discusses some of the challenges - and solutions - to starting a green card case when there is little H1B time remaining. More detailed, case-specific advice is available from the Murthy Law Firm by scheduling a consultation.

Immigration Beat: News

1. I-485 Approval During International Travel
Posted June 27, 2022

The ongoing pandemic has made movement in the monthly visa bulletin even harder to predict than normal. Moreover, while the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can be painfully slow in adjudicating I-485 applications, some of these applications are unexpectedly approved rather quickly. This unpredictability has led to a spike in inquiries about what a foreign national should do in cases where one’s I-485 is approved while outside the United States. This article, presented for the benefit of MurthyDotCom readers, provides a general overview of what to do if this occurs.  Read more.

2. USCIS Answers FAQs on Pending I-485 Adjustment Applications

Posted June 29, 2022

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published answers to a list of frequently asked questions related to pending employment-based (EB) adjustment of status applications (form I-485). The FAQs provide information on steps the USCIS is taking to maximize the use of employment-based immigrant visa numbers for fiscal year 2022, which runs through September 30, 2022. The published list also includes practical instructions for I-485 applicants hoping to secure lawful permanent resident status before the end of the fiscal year. A summary of some of the key points is provided here for the benefit of MurthyDotCom readers.  Read more.

On Our Minds & In Our
Community: Blog & Forum

3. Forum Topic of the Week: 221(g) Refusals at U.S. Consulates
This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding 221(g) refusals at U.S. consulates.  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.
  • My husband is on L-1 and I am working in L2S status. Our I-94s are valid until next year, but his employer is laying him off next week. Do I have to stop working immediately? Or is there any type of grace period?  Answer
  • I graduated with a STEM degree. Am I allowed to work as an unpaid intern during my initial 12-months of OPT?  Answer
  • I am working based on my H-4 EAD, which expires in August. My EAD renewal is pending. I have to go home to India for several months. How long can I work from India for the U.S. employer? Do I have to stop working once the current EAD expires?  Answer

On the Calendar: Events

Teleconference: J-1 Waivers
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06.Jul.2022 at 2pm (Eastern Time, U.S.)
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Visa Bulletin & Processing Times
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