New U.S. Passport Online Renewal: Why Most Desi Indians Aren't Eligible
Asia91 Team on 06/14/2024

New U.S. Passport Online Renewal: Why Most Desi Indians Aren't Eligible

The U.S. State Department has rolled out a new online passport renewal service designed to simplify the process for U.S. citizens. However, many Desi Indians and Indian Americans find themselves excluded from this convenient option due to stringent eligibility requirements. This article delves into the reasons behind this ineligibility, with a focus on the new service's criteria and statistical insights into the naturalization trends of Indian Americans.

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USCIS Announces New Policy for Naturalized Citizens
Asia91 Team on 06/12/2024

USCIS Announces New Policy for Naturalized Citizens

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued new policy guidance to improve customer service for certain naturalized U.S. citizens. Previously, naturalized citizens who had been protected under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) or had T and U nonimmigrant status faced barriers in accessing e-filing and other services. These protections under 8 U.S.C. 1367, which were designed to protect noncitizen victims from their abusers, will now end at naturalization.

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DFW-Based Indian H-1B Holder Sues JPMorgan Chase Plano for Discrimination
Asia91 Team on 06/07/2024

DFW-Based Indian H-1B Holder Sues JPMorgan Chase Plano for Discrimination

(Frisco,TX) - An Indian H-1B visa holder, Mr. Khare, is suing JPMorgan Chase Plano, alleging racial discrimination and retaliatory actions by his supervisors. The lawsuit details instances of hostility, unrealistic work expectations, and unfair termination, highlighting the struggles faced by Mr. Khare as an immigrant professional in the U.S. financial services sector.

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Green Card News: USCIS Updates Family Visa Process
Asia91 Team on 05/28/2024

Green Card News: USCIS Updates Family Visa Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On May 22, 2024, USCIS announced updates to the guidance for family-based immigrant visa petitions to improve the process and clarify procedures for petitioners and beneficiaries.

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USCIS Announces Indefinite Validity of Green Card Medical Exams
Asia91 Team on 04/08/2024

USCIS Announces Indefinite Validity of Green Card Medical Exams

In a significant update, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a major change regarding Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. This form is a critical step in the process for noncitizens applying for immigration benefits, proving they are free from health conditions that could deem them inadmissible.

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USCIS announces a TFR for automatic extension of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs)
Asia91 Team on 04/04/2024

USCIS announces a TFR for automatic extension of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs)

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has introduced a significant update to enhance the employment authorization process for noncitizens. A new temporary final rule (TFR) extends the automatic extension period for certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) from up to 180 days to a staggering 540 days.

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USCIS Announces Significant Reduction in Processing Times
Asia91 Team on 04/02/2024

USCIS Announces Significant Reduction in Processing Times

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proudly announced notable advancements in improving the processing times for a variety of immigration forms, as detailed in their latest fact sheet. This update underscores the commitment to efficiency and the enhancement of our services for applicants.

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San Francisco Consulate Boosts OCI Processing Time by Local Printing
Asia91 Team on 02/17/2024

San Francisco Consulate Boosts OCI Processing Time by Local Printing

In a move that promises to significantly enhance the convenience for the Indian diaspora in the United States, the Consulate General of India in San Francisco has taken a pivotal step by announcing the local printing of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards. This development not only streamlines the process but effectively reduces the wait times for applicants by approximately two weeks, a change eagerly welcomed by the community.

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Indian Man to Lose U.S. Citizenship for Polygamy and Passport Fraud.
Asia91 Team on 02/06/2024

Indian Man to Lose U.S. Citizenship for Polygamy and Passport Fraud.

Jaiprakash Gulvady, a 51-year-old Indian-Origin man, pleaded guilty to committing fraud to become a U.S. citizen. His case shows how serious the law is about immigration fraud. Homeland Security Investigations, with help from the Citizenship and Immigration Services and the State Department's Security Service, uncovered his actions.

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Top 5 Highlights from USCIS's 121-Page Document on H1B Visa Rule Changes
Asia91 Team on 01/31/2024

Top 5 Highlights from USCIS's 121-Page Document on H1B Visa Rule Changes

In a landmark move, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revamped the H-1B visa registration process to enhance fairness and efficiency. This overhaul addresses long-standing concerns in the H-1B system, which is pivotal for many foreign workers, especially in tech and specialized industries.

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USCIS Announces Change in Filing Location for Form I-140 Premium Processing
Asia91 Team on 01/18/2024

USCIS Announces Change in Filing Location for Form I-140 Premium Processing

Image Source: USCIS.gov The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has changed where you should file Form I-907, the Request for Premium Processing, when filed for a pending Form I-140, the Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers. Instead of sending it to the service centers, you should now send it to the appropriate USCIS lockboxes since December 15.

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Indian Duo's Fake Robberies for U.S. Green Cards
Asia91 Team on 01/17/2024

Indian Duo's Fake Robberies for U.S. Green Cards

Source:https://www.dhs.gov While more than a million Indian nationals in the U.S. found themselves in a decade-long Green Card backlog, two Indian origin in New York City staged robberies to help specific individuals obtain U-Visas and, eventually, U.S. Green Cards.

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10 Types Of Desi South Asians and Indian Immigrants in the USA
Asia91 Team on 12/28/2023

10 Types Of Desi South Asians and Indian Immigrants in the USA

In the United States, Desi South Asian immigrants bring a rich mix of backgrounds and experiences. Our story is all about exploring the different kinds of South Asian immigrants you can find here in the USA. From hardworking professionals chasing the American dream to folks who love to keep their cultural roots alive, we'll uncover the many faces of Desi South Asian Immigrants.

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