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USCIS Clarifies How Loss of School Accreditation Impacts Master's Cap Eligibility

Jun 12, 2017

USCIS Clarifies How Loss of School Accreditation Impacts Master’s Cap Eligibility By Justin Kadich, Esq., Associate Attorney of the Nair Law Group, APC. Under the current law, 85,000 new H-1B visas are allotted under the cap each year and of this amount, 20,000 are reserved for foreign workers who have earned a U.S. Master’s degree or higher. In years where the demand overruns the supply and USCIS runs a lottery; the applications qualifying under the US Master’s degree is run… Read More


The 10-Day and 60 -Day Employment Based Grace Periods: A Primer

May 12, 2017

The 10-Day and 60-Day Employment Based Grace Periods: A Primer By Michael Bergman, Esq., Associate Attorney at the Nair Law Group, APC.   On January 17, 2017, a new Department of Homeland Security final rule titled “Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” took effect and is now law. The subject of much anticipation, this rule contains a set of regulations providing highly skilled foreign workers…


USCIS Completed Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B CAP-Subject Petition

May 04, 2017

USCIS has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in the computer-generated random process. USCIS will shortly begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. Due to the high volume of filings, USCIS is unable to provide a definite time frame for returning these petitions. Therefore, USCIS has requested that petitioners refrain from inquiring about the status of submitted cap-subject petitions until they receive a receipt notice or… Read More


H-1B Site Visits - An Introuduction

Apr 27, 2017

H-1B Site Visits – An Introduction   By: Arti K. Desai, Esq., Senior Associate Attorney at Nair Law Group   On April 5, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its plans to protect US workers from supposed existing “Fraud and Abuse” in the H-1B Program.   As part of its efforts, the  “DOL” has outlined a few actions through which it will achieve its goals, one of which, being the “rigorous use of its…


Foreign Nationals Living in Trump’s America – What can I do?

Mar 08, 2017

Foreign Nationals Living in Trump’s America – What can I do?   By Arti K. Desai, Esq., Senior Associate Attorney at the Nair Law Group.   Since the election, the foreign national communities across the United States have been living in a state of uncertainty and fear; uncertain about the current state of affairs and afraid of what the future holds. With large scale immigration crackdown against undocumented foreign nationals underway; documented or foreign nationals… Read More