This eNewsletter from the Murthy Law Firm is your weekly source of information on U.S. immigration law.
VOL. XXVI, no. 37; September 2022, week 3
Posted : 16.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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Using “On-the-Job” Experience in PERM Labor Certifications

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Immigration Beat: News

1. How Does Retrogression Impact My Pending I-485?
Posted September 13, 2022

The October 2022 Visa Bulletin provided unwelcome news to many in the form of significant retrogression in several employment-based categories. Whenever there is retrogression – that is, a cutoff date that moves backwards in the monthly visa bulletin – it inevitably raises questions and concerns from foreign nationals with pending I-485 adjustment of status applications. This article is provided for the benefit of MurthyDotCom readers to address the most common questions we receive at the Murthy Law Firm related to retrogression.  Read more.

2. Social Security Numbers: How to Contend with Delays
Posted September 15, 2022

The United States allows for the issuance of a Social Security number (SSN) to an individual who is authorized to work in the U.S. One of the key purposes of the SSN is to serve as a tracking number for income tax and related matters. Typically, the application process for an SSN is straightforward. There is the potential for delay and related confusion, however, particularly for employers and workers regarding employment authorization.  Read more.

On Our Minds & In Our
Community: Blog & Forum

3. Forum Topic of the Week: AC21 and Employment Changes After Filing for Adjustment of Status
This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding AC21 and changes to your employment after filing for Adjustment of 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 in the U.S. in L1B status, and recently have been offered a more senior position. The new position involves much of the same specialized knowledge, but the job duties are different, so my employer is filing an L1B amendment. Can I start working in the new position upon receipt of the amendment?  Answer
  • I applied for a B-1/B-2 visa so I can attend some meetings in the U.S. The visa is valid for 10 years, but the meetings were cancelled, so I have yet to enter the U.S. Do I have to use the visa within a certain period for it to remain valid?  Answer
  • I am working in H1B status, and received a great job offer from a different company. As a courtesy, I gave 4-week notice to my current employer that I would be moving to a new employer. My current employer did not take the news well, and told me I was fired, and that he would immediately revoke my petition. My new employer has not yet filed the change of employer petition. Am I now out of status?  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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Visa Bulletin & Processing Times
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