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EB5 investment amount

EB5 Green Card Investment Raised to 900K from 500k

Written by Am22tech
  By Am22tech      Updated  25 Aug, 19
 

EB5 investment raised from minimum $500k to $900k. Chinese EB5 wait time 10+ yr. No change to green card family member counting rule. GC interview at multiple location.

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USCIS case status IP address blocked error

USCIS Case Status IP Address Locked Error Message

Written by Am22tech
  By Am22tech      Updated  25 Aug, 19
 

USCIS case status website IP address blocked error. You will be blocked if you run a script to get multiple case status. Use DHS website to check case status.

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Is data analyst H1B specialty occupation?

Is MBA + Data Analyst = H1B Specialty Occupation? USCIS: No, Court: Yes

Written by Am22tech
  By Am22tech      Updated  25 Aug, 19
 

H1b Data Analyst Specialty Occupation denial reversed by federal court. USCIS ignored expert opinion letter, similar jobs, O*Net, OOH references. F1 to H1B.

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H1B bench time - Is it out-of-status?

USCIS May Count H1B Bench Time as Out-of-Status without H1B Amendment

Written by Am22tech
  By Am22tech      Updated  25 Aug, 19
 

USCIS site visit officer may report 'out of status' or unlawful presence and issue NOIR if your project has ended and no H1B amendment is pending. Beware.

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ICE targets F1 stem OPT students

ICE Site Visits Target F1 Students Working on STEM OPT

Written by Am22tech
  By Am22tech      Updated  25 Aug, 19
 

ICE has started site visits for F1 STEM OPT students to validate their training program. Violation can result in OPT termination, Deportation or Arrest.

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H4 EAD 180 day RFE for filing too early with H1B transfer

USCIS issued H4 EAD Renewal 180 day RFE when Filed with H1B Transfer

Written by Am22tech
  By Am22tech      Updated  25 Aug, 19
 

USCIS issued H4 EAD RFE when renewal was filed with H1B transfer before 180 days of current EAD expiry. Earlier, USCIS allowed filing EAD out of turn with change of employer.

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