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In late April our office reported on the lawsuit challenging the H-4 Spouse EAD program and we have been monitoring the case over the past few weeks and especially since Thursday of last week when there was a hearing here in Washington, DC on the merits of the plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction aiming to stop the H-4 Spouse EAD program. We are happy to report that Judge Chutkan has denied the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the H-4 Spouse EAD program.
Judge Chutkan’s Opinion
Our office closely monitors not only each monthly Visa Bulletin but also any developments and updates from here in Washington, DC which may give us some idea on upcoming movements and surprises. Our goal is to share any and all credible information with our clients and readers in order to allow proper planning and to set expectations as realistically as possible.
Mr. Charles Oppenheim, who is the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State and the person who prepares and […]
On the eve of the H-4 Spouse EAD filing window (which opens on May 26, 2015), USCIS has released a set of clarifications and guidance in connection with the H-4 Spouse EAD process. Our office has been very active in the H-4 Spouse EAD process ever since the benefit was announced as a proposed rule in the summer of 2014 and we welcome USCIS’s providing guidance on a number of key issues. Please see our separate article regarding eligibility rules and filing mechanics.
Four Outstanding Questions Answered (Mostly)
About a month ago, on April 23, we released a list of […]
USCIS has announced that effective May 26, 2015, they are temporarily suspending the premium processing for all H-1B extension of stay petitions for two months, or until July 27, 2015. This surprising announcement comes in light of the anticipated heavy demand and number of filings for H-4 Spouse EAD when the filing window for this new work permit begins on May 26, 2015.
Premium Processing Not Available for New Filings of H-1B Extensions
During this time frame, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, for a Form […]