USCIS Extends Automatic Extension Period for EADs to 540 Days

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) effective April 8, 2024, increasing the automatic extension period for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to up to 540 days. This extension aims to provide work authorization to those facing delays in EAD renewal adjudications.   The temporary final rule applies…

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Is Physical Abuse Required in a VAWA Case?

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    Filing a self-petition based on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has helped many individuals, and many of our clients, secure a work permit, social security card, permanent residence, and ultimately U.S. citizenship.  There is a common misconception that physical abuse is a prerequisite for a successful VAWA petition. While physical abuse can…

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H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

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  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has successfully concluded the initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B numerical allocations, commonly referred to as the H-1B cap. This process, conducted electronically, has determined the beneficiaries eligible for filing H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year. Selected beneficiaries and their prospective petitioners have been…

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Celebrating Seven Years of Success: A Message from Our Founder

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Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,   I am thrilled to announce that we are celebrating seven years of unwavering commitment, dedication, and success at Agarwal Law Group.  As I reflect on this milestone, I am filled with gratitude for this incredible journey, our clients, and the fantastic team of people I have been so lucky…

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Path to Green Cards – Celebrating Multiple VAWA Approvals

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We are thrilled to share the fantastic news of not one, but FOUR recent Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) approvals for our clients! These recent VAWA approvals mark a significant turning point in their lives, granting them permission to be legally present in the U.S., to have work authorization indefinitely, and to qualify for a…

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7 Ways To Qualify for a Green Card in the U.S.

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There are various ways to qualify for permanent residency in the U.S. We will discuss several methods of obtaining a green card. Obtaining a green card through marriage is one of the most common ways to obtain lawful permanent resident status. However, that’s not very helpful to people who wish to live and work in…

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The Benefits of Applying for VAWA Self-Petition

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For individuals facing such harrowing circumstances, VAWA offers a pathway to lawful status independent of their abuser, providing a lifeline to safety and security. As a reputable immigration firm committed to serving our clients with compassion and expertise, we recognize the profound benefits that applying for VAWA can bring to those in need.    …

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Are you Ready to Register Your Employees for the H-1B Lottery?

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The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. These occupations typically require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, along with at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the specific specialty. Common fields for H-1B visas include,…

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Form Changes with No Grace Period Starting April 1, 2024

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Starting April 1, 2024, a new fee rule will be in effect, impacting most immigration forms. Accordingly, some form editions will also be updated.  It is crucial that all immigration applications use updated forms if filed on or after April 1, 2024.  The updated forms include: Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker Form I-129…

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Celebrating a Milestone I-140 Approval on the Path to a Green Card

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We are delighted to share that our firm recently helped a client secure approval of an I-140 petition for one of their long-time employees.  An I-140 approval marks a significant milestone in the immigration journey towards obtaining an employment-based green card.  Based on the I-140 approval, we were able to transition our client back to…

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