This eNewsletter from the Murthy Law Firm is your weekly source of information on U.S. immigration law.
VOL. XXVI, no. 34; August 2022, week 4
Posted : 26.Aug.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. Changing from Adjustment of Status to Consular Processing
Posted August 22, 2022

For most types of immigrant petitions, such as a family-based petition for an alien relative (form I-130) or an employment-based petition for an alien worker (form I-140), the petitioner must indicate whether the foreign national beneficiary will be applying for adjustment of status (form I-485) from within the United States or applying for an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate abroad, commonly referred to as consular processing.  Read more.

2. H1B Cap Likely Reached for FY2023
Posted August 22, 2022

Over the weekend, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began sending out non-selection notices for registrations not selected in the first – and apparently only – lottery for fiscal year 2023 (FY2023).  Read more.

3. USCIS Publishes Guides to Attract Foreign Nationals in STEM Fields

Posted August 25, 2022

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published several new guides aimed at attracting STEM professionals to the United States. The publications provide overviews of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options for foreign nationals to work in STEM fields in the U.S.  Read more.

On Our Minds & In Our
Community: Blog & Forum

4. Forum Topic of the Week: EB1(c) Multinational Executive/Manager
This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding the EB1(c) green card category, which is reserved for multinational executives/managers.  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 H1B status and am being laid off. The company will continue to pay my salary for three months as part of a severance package. Will my 60-day grace period start after I receive the last paycheck? Answer
  • Can I start my own company while on OPT? Do I have to get paid?  Answer
  • I am in H-4 status and have an I-485 pending. Am I allowed to apply for a change of status to F-1?  Answer

On the Calendar: Events

Teleconference: Timing Issues – Green Card / H1B Extensions
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07.Sep.2022 at 2pm (Eastern Time, U.S.)
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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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