Off-Message Immigration Bureaucrats Undermine the President's Jobs Push by Refusing L-1 Specialist Visas to Indian Citizens

"The State Department defends its high Indian refusal rate by suggesting that the posts in India receive more L-1B applications and approve more L-1B visas than any other U.S. consulates or embassies worldwide. Neither State nor USCIS has explained, however, why "specialized knowledge"...

Duane Morris LLP: February Visa Bulletin, EB-2 for China and India Moves 12 Months and Other Immigration Law Updates

February Visa Bulletin, EB-2 for China and India Moves 12 Months The employment-based second preference category for Indian and Chinese nationals is scheduled for another significant advancement on February 1, 2012. All applicants who have priority dates on or before January 1, 2010, may submit adjustment...

EB2 India and China Visa Retrogression Likely in May

"In a March 22, 2012 meeting with Charlie Oppenheim, the Department of State Visa Chief informed Mr. Ware that visa retrogression in the Employment-Based 2nd preference category for nationals of India and China is likely in May. Mr. Oppenheim now predicts that EB2 India and China priority...

Indian Physicians Victims of Epidemic J-1 Visa Denials at American Consulates in India

Jan Pederson writes: "There have been credible reports that dozens of Indian physicians who have been accepted into medical residency programs in the United States to begin on July 1, 2012, are being denied J-1 visas to return to the United States to undertake graduate medical education. Physicians...