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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: Cookies And Ads Ron Gotcher, Jun 8, 2015
    1. Nonimmigrant Visa Validity

      Questions concerning nonimmigrant visa validity.
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      Latest: I-94 Ron Gotcher, Jun 25, 2015 at 2:37 PM
    2. Nonimmigrant Visa Applications

      The how and where of nonimmigrant visa applications
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      Latest: H1 B Transfer Ron Gotcher, Jun 30, 2015 at 9:02 AM
    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: Job Change After I140 cvkumar, Jun 26, 2015 at 11:35 AM
    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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  1. Executive Action

    A discussion area for subjects covered by Presidential executive action immigration reforms
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    Latest: Speculation On 140 Ead & Ap s_gan, Jun 30, 2015 at 9:25 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: Speculation On 140 Ead & Ap s_gan, Jun 30, 2015 at 9:25 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: Aos Application For Spouse mfd1402, Jun 19, 2015
    5. OPT changes

      Discussion of changes in optional practical training
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      Latest: Opt Status soopergal, Jun 16, 2015
    6. H4 employment authorization

      Discussion of H4 employment authorization
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      Latest: H-4 Ead Information Sheet And Faq Ron Gotcher, Jun 26, 2015 at 3:00 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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    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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      Latest: Uscis Releases Policy Memo On L1b Today Ron Gotcher, Jun 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM
    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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    2. Immigration legislation

      Discussion of immigration legislation.
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    3. Immigration Policy

      Immigration policy issues
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    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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    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: F2 To H4 Or Tps sanjib, Jun 24, 2015 at 3:24 PM
    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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    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: Expedite Ap/ead Combo Card Renewal James Rowlander, Jun 30, 2015 at 8:12 AM
    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: Latest Info From Charlie Oppenheim s_gan, Jun 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM
    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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    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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      Latest: Can I File To A Perm Without Have An H1b Visa? teob, Jun 29, 2015 at 11:44 AM
    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: I130/485 Concurrent Filing-incomplete? Ron Gotcher, Jun 24, 2015 at 7:36 AM
    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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      Latest: Travel To Us Post Receiving Immigration Visa Arnab, Jun 30, 2015 at 6:56 PM
    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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      Latest: N470 Ron Gotcher, May 21, 2015
    3. US citizenship

      Discussion of issues concerning US citizenship
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    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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      Latest: Non Solicitation Agreement Ron Gotcher, May 21, 2015
    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: Uscis Data Breach Threat DonDraper, Jun 8, 2015