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Immigration & Compliance Law 
Criminal Waivers in MI, AC21 Portability and Update on H-1B Quota
I-192 Criminal Waiver Processing in Michigan
A U.S. Customs & Border Processing (CBP) press release announced that effective 11/1/10, persons filing an I-192 waiver application for entry at a Michigan port of entry must submit their application packet in person at the nearest land port of entry instead of through Sault Ste. Marie as previously required.
AC21 Portability

A precedent decision issued by the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) regarding I-485 portability, found that where the I-140 has remained unadjudicated for 180 days, the petition must have been "valid" to begin with to remain valid with respect to the new job. Matter of Al Wazzan, 25 I&N Dec. 359 (AAO 2010).


The safest course of action in AC21 portability cases is to wait until the I-140 has been approved before changing employers.

H-1B Quota Update

The USCIS has updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 10/15/10, approximately 42,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 15,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees from U.S. institutions.


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Leila Freijy
Law Office of Leila Freijy, PLLC
Leila Freijy, Esq.
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Rochester Hills, Michigan 48306
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In This Issue
I-192 Criminal Waivers in MI
AC21 Portability
H-1B Quota Update