Monthly Archives: June, 2021

  1. Success Story: EB-2 To EB-3 Downgrade Approved For A Schedule A Case

    Last October saw thousands of people applying for downgrades due to the forward movement in the Employment-based EB-3 priority dates. By filing a downgrade, applicants were able to concurrently file an I-485, Application to adjust status and also apply for employment authorization and travel document. One client, working as a Physical Therapist had asked us…

  2. Is Day 1 CPT Still A Problem?

    Having previously written two articles on Day 1 CPT (Curricular Practical Training) I keep being asked whether I would recommend Day 1 CPT and what are the potential consequences of taking it. If you haven’t read my previous articles, please find the links below: https://www.patellegal.com/why-day-1-cpt-is-not-a-good-idea-and-can-cause-more-problems-than-it-solves/ https://www.patellegal.com/day-1-cpt-revisited/ Please note that the first article was written during…

  3. USCIS To Start Issuing 2-year EADs For Adjustment Applicants And New Expedited Processing Criteria

    On June 9, 2021, USCIS announced some important policy changes as well as their intention to start issuing 2-year EADs (Employment Authorization Document) for certain adjustment of status applicants. 2- year EADs Certain adjustment of status applicants will now receive a 2-year EAD, instead of just a 1-year card.  Although adjustment of status applicants are…

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