Guestbook Entry for Mudit, United States

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For success in any area, you need a team of good people around you. For spectacular results, you need a team of great people. This is true in all facets of life. Finding the right team is key. I think I was very lucky to come across Rajiv and his company, almost 10 years ago. Not only has Rajiv been phenomenal, I belive his team is his real core asset.  And in working with immigration.com, I was lucky to have this team on my side. Over the years, I have utilized their services for many projects for myself as well as many others in my company. H1’s and Green Cards primarily. What has been key is: 1) Accessibility - it’s very easy to approach Rajiv or any one else on his team. Rajiv has even hosted free conf calls for clients on weekends when the situation has necessitated it. And has been easily available for personal conf calls at short notice. 2) Knowledge - the breadth of knowledge that he and his team have in their expertise areas is amazing. They know the answers or know where to get them quickly. I see Rajiv as someone who is well networked and is a subject matter expert appearing on prominent news channels to help educate lawmakers and community.  3) Candor - I see Rajiv as a very straightforward and factual person who will provide all options and best advice / recommended course of action. 4) Focus on customer service - the focus is always on customer service. I (and all the people I referred to Rajiv) never had to face a problem with customer service issues - we always had quick responses to our questions. Rajiv’s team understands that they help clients with decisions that impact their life and companies with decisions that can help their bottomline. A lot of times these are time sensitive. I have seen the team putting in extra long hours and working through weeknds when it was critical - especially in 2007 when all priority dates became current and many many clients had to file completed applications in a matter of days and weeks. 5) People - the biggest asset - and I can say that the core of his team has been there for atleast, almost a decade. Heather, Leslie, Anna, Judi- they all have been exceptional in their interactions and follow through. It is truly a pleasure to know them :) Thank you, Mudit 

USCIS Updates H-1B Count for FY 2010

As of August 28, 2009, approximately 45,100 H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption had been filed. USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits, taking into account the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.

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Are H-1 holders being turned back at the airport?

This is the buzz going around in techie town. If you have already heard it then pl. ignore if not this is interesting. A techie based of Jersey goes to India to visit his family recently. Techie is assumed have lived in the US for quite some time. He is currently working on his work permit as an alien worker. Techie also has a temporary un-approved/un-guaranteed green card called the EAD. While re entering an immi-officer that if they can call his manager. Techie then hands all the contact information. Officer gives him a call and asks if they really need a H1B worker for his position. Officer also ensures if the H1B possesses exceptional skills. Manager replies back with a YES! Officer then calls an office that could tell how many citizens posses the same skill and are unemployed. Officer is told numerous unemployed. Officer now decides to send the techie back. Techie then pleads that he has a house on mortage, a car out of a loan. He needs time to return. Officer then grants him a month on a visiting visa. Techie once again pleads and successfully bargains a 3 month on a visitor visa to return back.

If this is all what happened, then the govt. has acted illegally. There is no question in my mind about it.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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H-1B2 - Specialty Occupations Related to DoD (Dept. of Defense) Cooperative Research and Development Projects or Coproduction projects

We have provided consultation and completed some DoD H-1B cases. In one of these, the beneficiary was about to reach the six-year limit of his H-1B status, and changed to a H-1B2 in order to be eligible for an additional four years of stay.  It appears USCIS itself is unfamiliar with H-1B2 visas. We often end up educating CIS on even the most basic legal issues in this area.

Changed to a H-1B2 status in order to be eligible for an additional four years stay.
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USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions effective immediately. The H-1B visa has an annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year. Additionally, there is an annual “master’s cap” of 20,000 petitions filed for beneficiaries with a U.S. master’s degree or higher.

Premium processing will resume for petitions that may be exempt from the cap if the H-1B petitioner is:

* An institution of higher education;

* A nonprofit related to or affiliated with an institution of higher education; or

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USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Physicians under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that starting Monday, June 26, the agency will resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad 30 Waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers.

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USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 Beginning April 3

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2018 cap on April 3, 2017. All cap-subject H-1B petitions filed before April 3, 2017, for the FY 2018 cap will be rejected.



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