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Immigration Information Discussion Forum

    1. Notices - please read

      These notices should be read by all users of this forum.
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      Latest: Ron - Where Are You? msr, Feb 27, 2015 at 11:32 AM
    1. Nonimmigrant Visa Validity

      Questions concerning nonimmigrant visa validity.
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    2. Nonimmigrant Visa Applications

      The how and where of nonimmigrant visa applications
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    3. AC 21 I-140 Portability

      FAQs dealing with job portability for adjustment of status applicants with applications pending for more than 180 days.
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      Latest: Please Help Me Urgently On My I140 NancyHari, Feb 26, 2015 at 7:41 PM
    4. AC 21 H-1B Issues

      Issues relating to the H-1B provisions contained in the AC 21 legislation.
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    5. Keeping your green card

      Questions involving retention and abandonment of green cards
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    6. Suggestions

      Please post suggested topics for FAQs here. Do not post questions. Any questions posted will be deleted. This is for suggestions only.
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      Latest: Perm And I140 Ron Gotcher, Nov 19, 2014
  1. Executive Action

    A discussion area for subjects covered by Presidential executive action immigration reforms
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    Latest: Statute Re-interpretation Kamakazee, Feb 28, 2015 at 9:06 AM
    1. DACA

      Deferred Action for early Childhood Arrivals
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      Latest: Updated Daca Requirements Ron Gotcher, Dec 9, 2014
    2. General discussion about executive action

      General discussions about executive action.
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      Latest: House Bill To Defund Dhs dgp004, Feb 27, 2015 at 4:02 PM
    3. DAPA

      Deferred Action for Parents
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      Latest: Dapa Eligibility Ron Gotcher, Dec 15, 2014
    4. Filing for AOS with an approved I-140

      Adjustment of status filing for applicants with approved I-140 petitions
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    5. OPT changes

      Discussion of changes in optional practical training
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      Latest: Stem Opt Ron Gotcher, Feb 19, 2015
    6. H4 employment authorization

      Discussion of H4 employment authorization
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      Latest: Pending H4 Enquiry Kumar1987, Feb 27, 2015 at 12:28 PM
    7. Worksite Enforcement

      Discussion of worksite enforcement issues.
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    8. PERM modernization

      A discussion of the proposed modernization of the PERM program
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      Latest: Priority Date Porting Kamakazee, Jan 9, 2015
    9. Definitional changes/clarifications

      A discussion of the changes/clarifications of such terms as "same or similar," L1B eligibility, and other recent changes.
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    10. Special visas for entrepreneurs/inventors

      A discussion of new special visa programs for entrepreneurs and inventors.
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      Latest: Starting Company On Ead Ron Gotcher, Dec 12, 2014
    11. Visa Modernization

      A discussion of visa modernization, including elimination of backlogs through such procedures as visa recapture and reinterpretation of the quota statute.
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      Latest: Statute Re-interpretation Kamakazee, Feb 28, 2015 at 9:06 AM
    1. General Topics

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    2. Immigration legislation

      Discussion of immigration legislation.
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      Latest: President's Options For Administrative Action DonDraper, Feb 28, 2015 at 9:53 AM
    3. Immigration Policy

      Immigration policy issues
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      Latest: Excellent Set Of Maps Ron Gotcher, Jan 12, 2015
    4. Serving military and military families

      Discussion area for immigration issues relating to serving military and military families.
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      Latest: MAVNI wife Mavniwife, Dec 9, 2013
    5. DACA

      Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
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      Latest: DACA eligibility Ron Gotcher, Oct 1, 2013
    1. Nonimmigrant Visa Applications Generally

      A discussion area for information and personal experiences having to do with nonimmigrant visa applications abroad.
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      Latest: Cpt Related Question JJHz, Feb 25, 2015 at 4:24 PM
    2. NIV applications in India

      A discussion area for nonimmigrant visa applications in India and personal experiences there.
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    3. TCN NIV applications in Canada

      A discussion area for third country national applications in Canada, as well as personal experiences.
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    4. TCN NIV applications in Mexico

      A discussion area for third country national applications in Mexico, as well as personal experiences.
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    1. General nonimmigrant visa issues

      A discussion area for questions that relate to both working and non-working nonimmigrant visas.
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      Latest: Withdrawing I-539 Ron Gotcher, Feb 27, 2015 at 10:53 AM
    2. Non-working nonimmigrant issues

      A discussion of non-working nonimmigrant subjects.
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      Latest: Request for F1-H4 visa status question Lopamudra, Feb 28, 2015 at 2:42 PM
    1. Working Nonimmigrant Visas

      A discussion of the various types of nonimmigrant visas used for working in the United States
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    2. Consulting company issues

      Special issues involving consulting companies
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    1. General immigration questions

      A discussion area for subjects not covered by any of the categories below.
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      Latest: H4 Expired...next Options? naren.g, Feb 27, 2015 at 1:44 PM
    2. Visa quota and cutoff date issues

      A subforum for discussion questions and issues concerning visa bulletin cutoff dates and immigrant quotas.
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      Latest: March 2015 Visa Bulletin msr, Feb 20, 2015
    3. How to start the green card process

      This is the forum area for people who want to know how to start the green card process.
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      Latest: L1a To H1 Conversion Engee, Feb 19, 2015
    4. Family based immigration

      Immigration based on a relationship to a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.
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    5. Immigrant labor certifications (PERM)

      Discussion of both the former system and the current PERM system.
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    6. I-140 petitions

      Employment based immigrant petitions
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      Latest: I-140 Rfe timbaktu, Feb 26, 2015 at 11:50 AM
    7. Adjustment of status

      Discussion of adjustment of status issues
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      Latest: Errors In My Ead Card : Infopass? mmh44, Feb 24, 2015 at 4:16 PM
    8. I-140 job portability

      Job portability available after an I-485 has been pending for more than 180 days.
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    9. Consular processing

      Discussion of overseas immigrant visa processing at a US consular post.
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    1. Commentary

      This section of the forum is devoted to commentary on various immigration subjects.
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      Latest: CIS and fraud Ron Gotcher, Mar 19, 2009
    1. Naturalization to become a US citizen

      Discussion of issues relating to the naturalization process.
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    2. Retention of US residency

      What green card holders must do to retain their US residency
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    3. US citizenship

      Discussion of issues concerning US citizenship
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      Latest: The Big Day Has Arrived Gorhad, Jan 30, 2015
    1. Agency corruption

      A discussion of corrupt acts and practices within administrative agencies.
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    2. Criminality

      A discussion of criminal acts perpetrated by non-agency individuals.
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    1. College and University Faculty

      A specialized discussion forum for college and university professors
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    2. College and University Staff

      A specialized discussion forum for college and university staff
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    1. Individuals

      This forum area is for discussion of tax issues affecting individuals.
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    2. Businesses

      This is a discussion area for tax issues affecting businesses.
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    1. General HR issues

      General HR issues not addressed by other HR forum areas
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    2. Public files issues

      Discussion area for issues involving public files, such as DOL audit files, I-9s, and H-1b public access files.
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    3. Employment verification issues

      Employment verification is an important subject. This is the area to discuss it.
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    4. Audits, inspections, and sanctions

      The area to discuss government audits, inspections, sanctions and defenses available to employers.
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    5. Start up company issues

      This is a special forum area for a discussion of issues affecting startup companies.
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    1. General discussions

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