Ep. 51 Can an H1B Visa Holder Change Geographical Location?

  • The Simeio Solutions LLC case issued a president decision which held that employers must file amended H1B petitions. It changed the landscape as when we decide to file the amended petition specifically for cases being processed after April 9, 2015.
  • This states that, one, when an H1B employee changes their place of employment to a work site location, employers must certify a new LCA to DHS; two, when there’s a material change in determine conditions of employment, an amended or new H1B petition must be filed by the employer/petitioner.

Raw Transcript:

Jacob: Hello everybody, this is Jacob here at Ask an Immigration Lawyer Podcast. You ask, we answer, simple.

This is an update based on a lot of questions we’re beginning because of some new case law that came out recently and this pertains to H1B visa holders that are changing location of employment. Read more

Ep. 50 How to Apply for Green Card from Student Visa?

  • F visa holder must know that when you apply for a green card you may lose the chance of renewing your F1.
  • The length of a green card process can take two or more years. This process will not allow you a right to stay in the US.
  • Until you can get to the adjustment of status process, you won’t be allowed to work.
  • It may take years especially for those from India and China.
  • Always get advice from a qualified attorney before filing from an F1

Raw Transcript:

Jacob: Hello everybody, this is Jacob here at Ask An Immigration Lawyer Podcast. You ask, we answer, simple.

I’m getting a lot of questions now that the H1B lottery is over. Many, many people were not selected and they have to go back to student status, they have to give up those jobs because H1B visas were not – they were not selected in the lottery. Read more

Ep. 49 Legislative Update

  • 5th Circuit did not grant the government’s request to stay the injunction
  • There will be an oral argument on the merits of the case on July 10th
  • Actions are being taken in the implementation of parole status for entrepreneurs and job creators
  • Proposal in giving work authorization to people in certain cases who have approved I-140’s
  • Labor Department wants to see perm process be modernized.

Raw Transcript:

Jacob: Hello everybody, this is Jacob here. You ask, we answer, simple. Ask an Immigration Lawyer Podcast.

Today we have – I’m going to do kind of a little summary about a lot of the things that are happening as far as immigration legislation. I’ve got a lot of questions. People asking what’s happening with DAPA, what’s happening with the new DACA, what’s happening with some of the things that were announced by the President in November. So, I just want to give you a little recap before the summer. Read more