Category: Law \ Legal

By: Jagan Tamirisa “Nunc pro tunc” is a Latin expression which means “now for then”.  In immigration law, the expression refers to the equitable remedy for noncitizens who are beneficiaries of nonimmigrant petitions (such as L-1, H-1, R-1, O-1 etc.)[1] A similar provision is available for noncitizens to whom the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)…

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By: Vandana Marath Introduction United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is beginning its second round of premium processing expansion for certain individuals with pending EB-1 and EB-2 applications for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers. This stage of premium processing expansion only applies to certain individuals that already filed Form I-140 petitions under…

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By: Navdeep Meamber Introduction Reports from members have been delivered to AILA regarding the status updates of pending EB-1 and EB-2 adjustment of status applications showing as “retrogressed”. The United States State Department has released the October 2022 Visa Bulletin. Overall, there is movement in terms of Final Action Dates and Dates for Filing. EB- 2…

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By: Utkarsh Sharma Optional Practical Training – OPT Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a 12-month training period given to international students to work temporarily in the United States of America. OPT offers 12 months of work authorization for students looking to gain experience working in their field of study. Students enrolled in STEM (Science, Technology,…

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By: Supriya Singh H-1B Visa is a temporary non-immigrant visa that allows U.S companies and employers to temporarily hire nonimmigrants to work in “Specialty Occupations”. The “Specialty Occupation” requires application of  highly specialized knowledge. The nonimmigrants  working in specialty occupations are foreign professionals, possessing a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university…

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By: Minh Luong and Neharika Salhotra Starting January 1, 2023, California’s companies will need to comply with the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) which increases obligations for companies and extends them to employees and their data. If your business is any one of the following, it is subject to qualification under the CPRA, and your…

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By: Minh Luong and Neharika Salhotra What is the California Consumer Privacy Act? The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a data privacy law that became effective as of January 1, 2020. This law outlined new standards for data collection what would happen to businesses if they failed to adhere to these standards. The act…

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By: Minh Luong and Neharika Salhotra IT companies need a range of contracts, such as agreements with suppliers or partners, contracts with their employees, and licensing agreements. It is crucial that tech companies put in the time and effort at the start of a new contract to ensure that all important clauses are covered. Below…

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By: Sharmila Karingula B-1 and B-2 visas are non-immigrant temporary visas allowing individuals to travel to United States for business or tourism. B-1 and B-2 visas can be awarded for up to a period of ten years and permit multiple entries to the country. B-1 visas can apply to individuals who wish to gain employment…

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By: Angelita Chavez Introduction  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will publish final rule on August 30th. The Final rule will codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for qualifying individuals. The final rule aims to preserve and strengthen the DACA program. The final rule: Preserves the current criteria to qualify for DACA; Maintains…

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