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love this podcast, super informative

By Linese - Jan 21 2016
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Really love this podcast, I’m a career coach who works with immigrants to land their H-1B job by helping them with their interviews and it’s very important for me to follow up on the latest trends. Thanks Sheila for putting together such a great podcast!

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28 Ratings
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love this podcast, super informative

By Linese - Jan 21 2016
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Really love this podcast, I’m a career coach who works with immigrants to land their H-1B job by helping them with their interviews and it’s very important for me to follow up on the latest trends. Thanks Sheila for putting together such a great podcast!
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Murthy Immigration Podcast

Latest release on Dec 04, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: H1B RFE Trends 2016-2017

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The focus of this teleconference is recent trends in requests for evidence (RFEs) for H1B petitions after cap season. Attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm discuss issues related to CPT & OPT, right to control, specialty occupation, etc, and provide tips for preparing a strong RFE response.

Aug 03 2016

35mins

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Rank #2: Podcast - Understanding the L1A – Intracompany Transferee Visa

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So what does it take to qualify for an L-1A Visa? In this recording from the Murthy Law Firm, you will hear Attorney Sheela Murthy describing how someone qualifies for this intra-company transferee visa category. Attorney Murthy will review what an employer has to show USCIS about its company and the sponsored worker as well as how the L-1A differs from the L-1B Visa. Listeners will come away with an overview of the basic elements of this important visa to international business.

Mar 23 2012

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Rank #3: Podcast - ABCs of the H1B

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So what is an H1B all about? In this recording from the Murthy Law Firm, you will hear Attorney Sheela Murthy reviewing the basic concepts that anybody interested in the H1B Visa category should know about it. Attorney Murthy talks about what kind of occupations might qualify for an H1B and what is the Labor Condition Application requirement. This broadcast also touches on some of the special issues important for H1Bs in the IT consulting industry.

Mar 23 2012

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Rank #4: H-4 EAD Under the Trump Administration

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Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss the fate of the program that allows certain H-4 spouses to apply for employment authorization documents (EADs). This special teleconference held on January 9, 2018 for members of the Telugu Association of North America (TANA), is now being made available for all stakeholders who rely on MurthyDotCom to stay informed about the U.S. immigration system.

Jan 09 2018

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Rank #5: H1B RFEs and Issues

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The focus of this teleconference is recent trends in requests for evidence (RFEs) for H1B petitions after cap season. Attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm discuss issues related to CPT & OPT, right to control, specialty occupation, Level I, etc, and provide tips for preparing a strong RFE response.

Jun 06 2018

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Rank #6: H1B RFEs and Issues - Teleconference

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Recent trends in requests for evidence (RFEs) for H1B petitions after cap season are discussed in this teleconference from June 5, 2019. Attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm touch on issues related to the right to control, specialty occupations, CPT & OPT, etc, and provide tips for preparing a strong RFE response.

Jun 05 2019

42mins

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Rank #7: Teleconference: PERM/Green Card and Citizenship Updates

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are the focus of this teleconference from May 01, 2019. A continuation of our series designed for employers and their representatives, Murthy Law Firm attorneys turn their attention to shifts in adjudications and processes, to provide guidance on methods for overcoming issues.

May 01 2019

35mins

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Rank #8: PERM/Green Card and Citizenship Updates - Teleconference

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Recent changes to the PERM/Green Card process and citizenship adjudications are the topic of this teleconference from October 3, 2018. Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss trends and changes to adjudications and processes, and provide guidance on how to overcome problems.

Oct 03 2018

47mins

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Rank #9: CPT/OPT Transition to H1B

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Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss matters related to various types of employment authorization for students in F-1 status, including CPT and OPT (both the initial 12-month OPT and the 24-month STEM extension), placement of F-1 student workers at third-party sites, employer obligations, and more. Common issues related to transitioning from F-1 to H1B are also topics in this teleconference.

Mar 07 2018

38mins

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Rank #10: H1B Cap Petitions: Practical Tips for Filing - Teleconference

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Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss tips for the upcoming H1B cap season and the latest trends from the current Administration.

Jan 02 2019

46mins

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Rank #11: Work Visa Options Beyond H1B and L-1

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U.S. companies with the need for foreign national workers are typically familiar with the H1B and L-1 visa categories. But there is an entire ‘alphabet soup’ of work visa options that may meet an employer’s needs in certain circumstances. In this teleconference, Murthy Law Firm attorneys cover a number of different categories, including E-1, E-2, J, O, P, R, and TN.

Dec 06 2017

42mins

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Rank #12: Podcast - New L1A Petitions

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Foreign companies are encouraged to do business in the U.S. In this recording from the Murthy Law Firm, you will hear from Attorneys who will review the special nature of the New Office L1A for a company that wants to transfer an executive or manager to the U.S. to set up its new operations. This discussion touches on the special questions that such businesses must answer for USCIS as well as the evidence needed to qualify for extensions.

Mar 23 2012

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Rank #13: Site Visits and Compliance Issues - Teleconference

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The latest trends and practical tips for when government agencies show up at your door are discussed by Murthy attorneys in this teleconference. Whether ICE or FDNS come to determine your company’s compliance with your H-1 and L-1 petitions, you want to be ready.

Apr 03 2019

34mins

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Rank #14: Podcast - The Basics of Motions and Appeals

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When USCIS issues an unfavorable decision on an application or petition such as a denial or a revocation, the affected party may have several options for challenging that decision. The choice of whether to file a motion to reopen, a motion to reconsider, or an appeal may depend on particular individual circumstances, the ultimate goal(s), the processing time, etc. This podcast explains the circumstances in which motions and appeals can be filed, the requirements for filing, and the difference between motions and appeals.

Mar 23 2012

9mins

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Rank #15: Analyzing Latest Regulations and Policies, Part 1

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The Trump Administration continues to push for changes to those in nonimmigrant status and the U.S. employment-based immigration system. Though legislative wins have been tough to come by, the Administration has had more luck reforming immigration rules through memos and regulations. Sheela Murthy leads a discussion on some of the latest actions.

Aug 01 2018

38mins

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Rank #16: H1B Cap-Subject Petitions - Practical Tips for Approvals

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The fiscal year 2019 H1B cap season is discussed by Murthy Law Firm attorneys in this teleconference. Included topics are issues related to transitioning from F-1 to H1B, USCIS quota and fee requirements, Level 1 Wage and Specialty Occupation, and matters important to IT companies with workers at third-party sites.

Feb 07 2018

45mins

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Rank #17: Special Teleconference: STEM OPT 3rd Placement Worksites

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Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss a recent change in the USCIS's interpretation of the STEM OPT rule with regard to third-party placements.

May 07 2018

32mins

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Rank #18: Trump's Immigration Impact

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The Trump Administration continues to push for changes to the U.S. employment-based immigration system. Though legislative wins have been tough to come by, the Administration has had more luck reforming immigration rules through memos and regulations. Sheela Murthy leads a discussion on some of the latest actions since President Trump took office.

May 02 2018

30mins

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Rank #19: Other Nonimmigrant Options - Teleconference

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Many employers are familiar with the H1B and L-1 nonimmigrant visa programs, but there are other visa categories that, in the right circumstances, may offer U.S. employers additional options for hiring foreign national workers. Murthy Law Firm attorneys provide an overview of some of these less prominent work visa categories.

Mar 06 2019

37mins

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Rank #20: Year End Planning: Immigration Compliance Files - Teleconference

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Attorneys at the Murthy Law Firm discuss year-end planning, such as retention of records for H1B petitions (Public Access Files) and labor certification cases (compliance files) in this teleconference from December 5, 2018. They look to the year ahead in maintaining documentation and planning financially for immigration.

Dec 05 2018

41mins

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