This eNewsletter from the Murthy Law Firm is your weekly source of information on U.S. immigration law.
VOL. XXVI, no. 24; June 2022, week 3
Posted : 17.Jun.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. MurthyAudio: L1A/L1B Overview
Posted June 10, 2022

An overview of nonimmigrant L1A/L1B options as well as tips for filing and responding to requests for evidence (RFEs) are provided by Murthy Law Firm attorneys in this teleconference from 01.Jun.2022. The MP3 is available here, and will soon appear in the archive of our teleconferences and podcasts on iTunes.

2. July 2022 Visa Bulletin

Posted June 10, 2022

This morning, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the July 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.

3. Additional H2B Cap Reached for Second Half of FY2022

Posted June 15, 2022

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it has received sufficient filings to reach the cap for the additional H2B visas made available to returning workers. Since the number of petitions received in the first five business days of filing exceeds the prescribed limit, the USCIS conducted a random selection of petitions to meet the 23,500 returning worker allotment for the second half of fiscal year 2022 (FY22).  Read more.
 

On Our Minds & In Our
Community: Blog & Forum

4. Forum Topic of the Week: TN Status
This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding TN status.  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 am working based on an H-4 EAD, and I have a pending I-485 based on my husband’s EB2 case. My husband’s I-485 was just approved. Can I continue working based on my H-4 EAD?  Answer
  • My H1B cap case was approved in 2014. After getting my H1B visa stamped, however, the company ran into financial problems. I ended up not ever coming to the U.S. in H1B status. I now have found a different company in the U.S. willing to hire me. Do I have to wait for next year’s lottery, or can the H1B be filed now?  Answer
  • My green card expires in a few months. I need to travel overseas for a few weeks, but will be back at least a couple of months before it expires. Is there any requirement that the green card be valid for at least six months when traveling?  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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