Incomplete Immigration Petitions: Requests for Evidence (RFE) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID)

By Phani Bobba Employers may receive Requests for Evidence (RFE) or Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID) from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) when they submit incomplete immigration petitions. Neither notice necessarily means a petition will be denied, however. Although there are key differences between RFEs and NOIDs, employers can overcome either to get […]
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Building Community and Serving Clients: Phani Bobba

Phani Bobba is a legal consultant in our firm’s Atlanta office. Like most Indian parents, Phani Bobba’s parents encouraged him to become a doctor or an engineer. He decided early on that he did not want to pursue a traditional profession. He wanted his work to be different every day. Along with sales, Phani has […]
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EB-2 to EB-3 Downgrade for Indian and Chinese Nationals – January 2019

By Angelita Chavez, Gladys Gervacio, Toni Ordona, and Armando Escobedo Summary On December 13, 2018, the Department of State (DOS) released the January 2019 Visa Bulletin. Of particular relevance is the employment-based third (EB-3) and second preference (EB-2) category for India and China.  The EB-3 category for beneficiaries born in China and India has a […]
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Proposed Rule on H-1B CAP Selection Process

By: Armando Escobedo and Gladys Gervacio Summary On November 30, 2018 the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule requiring H-1B petitioners to first electronically register with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during a designated registration period if seeking to file an H-1B Cap-Subject Petition. What is an H-1B Petition? The H-1B […]
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Motivated to Make a Difference: Diya Mathews in Immigration

Diya Mathews is a Partner and Attorney at Chugh, LLP’s New Jersey office. Diya Mathews is a driven immigration attorney who is committed to client success. Diya enjoys learning to look at things from clients’ perspective. This helps her to win their trust and confidence, which she truly relishes. One of Diya’s favorite things about […]
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USCIS Clarifies the One-Year Foreign Employment Required for L-1 Petitions

By: Angelita Chavez-Halaka, Armando Escobedo, and Gladys Gervacio Summary On November 15, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released Policy Memorandum (PM) clarifying the L-1 one-year foreign employment requirement. This PM is effective immediately. What is an L-1 Petition? The L-1 visa is designed for “Intracompany Transferees.” It is a temporary, non-immigrant petition which […]
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