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6th Circuit Finds Employer Required to Pay Legal Fees and Costs for J-1 Waiver

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided and filed the case of Kutty v. The United States Department of Labor.  The court affirmed that Kutty, a physician employer, was required to pay his former employees back wages, including the costs of obtaining J–1 waivers and H–1B visas, totaling $1,044,294, and assessed $108,800 in civil penalties. 459 more words


Social Security - Take 3

This morning Tom and I made our third trip to the social security office. There was an absolute pit of dread in my stomach, and as we sat waiting silently with hands intertwined, I bit back tears imagining how we might handle another rejection. 893 more words

Day 49 of our 60 day wait for NVC - National Visa Center

So I have got more and more anxious about this wait for the National Visa Center to review our corrections from the check list that was received by July 3rd by them and scanned into their system July 8th. 563 more words


Guide to Immigration and Naturalization Research Webinar: August 28

The August Immigration and Naturalization History Research Webinar will review researching with INS Immigration Policy and Correspondence files (1906-1956) on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM. 144 more words


Renew Your DACA Now


On June 5, 2014, USCIS announced the renewal process for persons whose two-year grant of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was coming to an end.   261 more words

EB-2 for India may Retrogress as Early as November

According to Charles Oppenheim, the Chief of the visa Control and Reporting Division, US Department of State, the usage patterns for India, the number of visas used, etc. 216 more words


The NVC Backlog

Although our own immigration process is done, I still check in on VisaJourney occasionally to offer help when I can and keep an eye out for familiar names. 1,205 more words