This eNewsletter from the Murthy Law Firm is your weekly source of information on U.S. immigration law.
VOL. XXVI, no. 35; September 2022, week 1
Posted : 02.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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USCIS Site Visits: What to Expect
Now, more than ever, companies that employ H1B and/or L-1 workers must be prepared for a surprise visit from the USCIS. The prospect of playing unexpected host to a government representative may send chills up the spines of many employers, but it doesn't have to. First, read USCIS Site Visits: What to Expect for an overview of what these site visits are like. Then, speak with a Murthy Law Firm attorney who can help make sure you're ready for any unexpected visitors!

Immigration Beat: News

1. DOS Update on U.S. Visa Services at Embassies and U.S. Consular Posts
Posted August 29, 2022

On August 10, 2022, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) shared a briefing where Ms. Julie M. Stufft, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services in the Bureau of Consular Affairs, discussed the status of immigrant and nonimmigrant visa processing at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. An overview of these updates is provided here for the benefit of MurthyDotCom readers.  Read more.

2. DHS Proposal to Consider Alternatives for I-9 Documentary Review
Posted September 1, 2022

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a regulation that, if implemented, would provide the DHS with greater authority to alter certain requirements during the form I-9 employment eligibility verification process. In particular, the rule would further empower the DHS to implement alternative methods for employers to examine employee documents during the I-9 process.  Read more.

On Our Minds & In Our
Community: Blog & Forum

3. Forum Topic of the Week: H1B Change of Employer Petitions and Bridging
This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding change of employer petitions and bridging situations.  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 director of a company in India, and wish to set up a new office in the U.S. I hope to come to the U.S. in L1A status to start operations. I expect to hire 8 or 9 employees for about 10-11 months. Can I wait to lease the office space until I need it?  Answer
  • My U.S. citizen brother sponsored me for a green card about 10 years ago. That case is still a long way from becoming current. Can I transfer that priority date to my I-140, which was just approved?  Answer
  • Can I travel to Puerto Rico with an approved H1B petition, but no H1B visa stamp?  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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