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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: New H1b Amendment Rule Ak_, Jul 24, 2015
    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: Ead - Contract To Hire Ron Gotcher, Jul 29, 2015 at 10:53 AM
    4. AC 21 H-1B Issues

      Issues relating to the H-1B provisions contained in the AC 21 legislation.
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      Latest: H1b Extension From Approved I140 Ron Gotcher, Jul 29, 2015 at 7:52 AM
    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: Need Urgent Suggestions gcmatters, Jul 28, 2015 at 11:50 AM
  1. Executive Action

    A discussion area for subjects covered by Presidential executive action immigration reforms
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    Latest: General Discussion 2 mar212011, Aug 2, 2015 at 6:54 PM
    1. DACA

      Deferred Action for early Childhood Arrivals
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    2. General discussion about executive action

      General discussions about executive action.
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      Latest: General Discussion 2 mar212011, Aug 2, 2015 at 6:54 PM
    3. DAPA

      Deferred Action for Parents
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      Latest: Dapa On Hold? Mickcams, Mar 17, 2015
    4. Filing for AOS with an approved I-140

      Adjustment of status filing for applicants with approved I-140 petitions
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      Latest: Perm Withdrawal After 140 Approval Ron Gotcher, Jul 27, 2015 at 1:47 PM
    5. OPT changes

      Discussion of changes in optional practical training
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      Latest: Cahnge Of Employer On Opt.h1 B Approved Ron Gotcher, Jul 29, 2015 at 7:57 AM
    6. H4 employment authorization

      Discussion of H4 employment authorization
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      Latest: H-4 Ead Information Sheet And Faq meshas, Jul 28, 2015 at 12:07 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: Form 9089 Class Of Admission Question Ron Gotcher, Jul 27, 2015 at 9:39 AM
    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: Parole For Enterprenures cuckoo, Jun 18, 2015
    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: Per-country Cap gten20, May 29, 2015
    1. General Topics

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      Latest: Seperate Filing Of I485/ead prbl, Jul 23, 2015
    2. Immigration legislation

      Discussion of immigration legislation.
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    3. Immigration Policy

      Immigration policy issues
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      Latest: Interesting Article Ron Gotcher, Jul 28, 2015 at 12:04 PM
    4. Serving military and military families

      Discussion area for immigration issues relating to serving military and military families.
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    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: Nonimmigrant Visa For A Refugee In Europe AMcMillon, Aug 2, 2015 at 5:19 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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    2. Non-working nonimmigrant issues

      A discussion of non-working nonimmigrant subjects.
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    1. Working Nonimmigrant Visas

      A discussion of the various types of nonimmigrant visas used for working in the United States
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      Latest: H1b Transfer Without Paystub sjahi, Jul 31, 2015 at 12:04 PM
    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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    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: August 2015 Visa Bulletin rajesprasad, Jul 17, 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: Green Card Processing By Changing Location Ron Gotcher, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:16 AM
    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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    7. Adjustment of status

      Discussion of adjustment of status issues
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      Latest: Rfe 2 - Finanical Means Ron Gotcher, Jul 28, 2015 at 3:01 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: B1/b2 To N600 Ron Gotcher, Jul 23, 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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      Latest: Marriage Fraud Ron Gotcher, Jun 18, 2015
    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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      Latest: Question For Medical Professionals surge, Aug 1, 2015 at 3:03 PM