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Tracking USA immigration news including H1B, H4 EAD, Green Card priority dates.

H1B denial can lead to deportation

USCIS NTA Policy Starts Oct 1, 2018 – i485, i539 – H4 Visa affected

 4 Jan, 19 

USCIS NTA policy change starting Oct 1, 2018 for i485 & i539 applications. H1B out of scope of NTA at this time. Adequate notice period before NTA is issued.

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USCIS NTA policy - 18 to 33 day grace period before NTA is issued

USCIS NTA Policy News – 18 – 33 day grace period before NTA is issued

 4 Jan, 19 

USCIS NTA policy allows 18 - 33 days grace period to file appeal or leave USA before NTA is issued. H4 child can get NTA. I140, H1B extension 240 day not in NTA.

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HR 392 Employment based country limit

HR 392 – Removing the country limit for US green cards

 4 Jan, 19 

HR 392 aims to remove country based limits on employment based US green cards. Will help Indian and Chinese H1B workers avoid kid ageing out and get GC faster.

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H1B lottery changes

New H1B Lottery System in April 2019 – H1B 2020 season

 4 Jan, 19 

H1B lottery system change in April 2019. Electronic filing, selection. US masters degree holder more chance of selection over Indian or Chinese degree. 60 day to submit.

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