ImmiLetter Vol. III – Issue 11: November 2, 2008

Vol:III Issue: 11 Published On: November 2, 2008
Denial of AC-21 Ported I-485 Applications without NOID
Interpretations and Non-disputable reasons
Recently, there have been a number of denials issued to AC-21 Ported I-485 Applications without the Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID). While it is not yet clear if the non-issue of the NOID was in accordance to the rules or a mistake on the part of rookie case officers, we are going to walk our readers through the procedures to clarify a few guidelines and thir interpretations related to the AC-21 portability law.

The American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (AC-21) is the procedure commonly undertaken by H1-B workers while porting from one employer to another. However, since the Act is yet to be made into law, USCIS currently uses the Aytes AC-21 Memorandum of 2005 for guidance.

US Immigration: CleanUps Not Enough!
Immigrants Hoping for Fresh New System
The United States of America goes to elections of November 4th 2008 and by early 2009 a new leader will emerge. Immigrants in US are eagerly looking forward to see what approach the new President will chose – a new Immigration system or cleanup of the existing system.

If it were not for the disastrous financial crisis that emerged in the latter part of 2008, Immigration would have been the hottest issue for the Presidential elections in US. However, economic recession also puts a lot of pressure on the immigration system as illegal immigration can only put more financial burden on the states.

  • Seven new countries get Visa-Free Access US
  • November 2008 Visa Bulletin: Minimal Forward Movement for EB Categories
  • Service Center Update on H-1B Withdrawal
  • Employers Beware! Salary Cuts For Immigrant Workers May Amount to Violation!
  • H1-B Fraud Report Indicates High Incidents of Fraud!
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