After lower courts repeatedly shot down Donald Trump’s travel ban for unfairly targeting Muslims from certain countries, the Supreme Court allowed a revised version as of Monday, June 26, 2016. The decision all but allows Trump to now boast a victory. The travel ban affects travelers from six countries that … Continue reading Trump’s Travel Ban: Who is Affected?
At the Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal, we help individuals in obtaining H-1B Visas, the only work visa available for US companies to hire foreign nationals. H-1B visas are available for positions that require at least a Bachelor’s Degree in a specific field, and are also referred to as Specialty … Continue reading Get Help Obtaining H-1B Visas-Deadline to file is April 1st 2017
Every month the Bureau of Consular Affairs publishes a Visa Bulletin that provides important information about filing dates for immigrants seeking Adjustment of Status. Published bulletins list the amount of visas available during the month of publication. The Bulletin also lists priority dates for filing Adjustment of Status. Priority dates … Continue reading New Changes Implemented in Visa Bulletin
Much Longer Wait Times for Green Cards- Department of State Edits Previously Modernized Visa Bulletin
Department of States Alters Recently Modified Visa Bulletin On September 9th the Department of Homeland Security released new updated changes to the visa bulletin. These changes modernized the visa system and moved up priority dates for those applying for adjustment of status. The revisions to the visa bulletin were part … Continue reading Much Longer Wait Times for Green Cards- Department of State Edits Previously Modernized Visa Bulletin
The H-1B CAP will Open on April 1st It’s that time again for employers to begin preparing for the H-1B CAP. The H-1BCAP refers to the quota system that the USCIS uses to review 85,000 H-1B applications each year. The CAP only applies to those who are petitioning for an … Continue reading It’s Not too Early to Begin Preparing for the H-1B CAP
Travelers from certain countries who to come to the U.S. may enter without obtaining a visa. This process is called the Visa Waiver Program because in certain situations when traveling to the U.S. for a short period of time the visa requirement is waived. The Visa Waiver Program applies to … Continue reading Changes may be in-store for the Visa Waiver Program
Due to conflict and civil war there are reportedly 12 million Syrians fleeing Syria and seeking refuge in other countries. President Obama announced that the U.S. will expand the amount of Syrian refugees admitted and would admit 10,000 refugees to the U.S. over the next 12 months. However, after the … Continue reading State Governors’ Opposition towards Syrian Refugees Fleeing to U.S.
Training is often an important part of advancing in a career or being skilled at a job. There are two visa options that visa applicants may utilize to receive practical training in the U.S. for a particular job or occupational field. These two visas, H-3 and J-1, have several requirements … Continue reading Visa Options for Trainees
While the U.S. offers several different types of visas for foreigners coming to the U.S., some of the less discussed visas are those for artists and entertainers. P and O visas are available to artists and entertainers coming to the US to work, teach or learn. The P visa is … Continue reading Visa Options for Artists and Entertainers
Immigration always seems to be a popular area of debate centered around presidential elections. The candidates have differing views but all seem to agree that reform is needed. Below is a summary some of the immigration proposals and initiatives the three democratic candidates and Joe Biden, not an official candidate … Continue reading Immigration Views of Democratic Presidential Nominee Hopefuls