DHS has requested the federal district court to Extend Stay on STEM OPT Rule and grant a limited temporary relief until May 10, 2015 by filing a Motion on Dec 22, 2015:The DHS has requested the court to grant limited temporary relief from its order dated 8/12/2015 (See http://www.usimmigration.net/images/USCIS_files_Motion_for_Stay_of_Injunction_re_F1_OPT_Rule_on_Dec_22_2015.pdf) staying vacatur of the 2008 STEM OPT Interim Final Rule, requesting an extension of the stay through 5/10/16, providing for approximately 30 days to complete the rulemaking and 60 days for a delayed-effective-date period, under which DHS would train agency personnel and coordinate with the regulated community. The request is based on extraordinary circumstances, as the agency requires additional time to review and respond to the approximately 50,500 comments received and develop guidance and train officers in the new STEM OPT program requirements, as well as provide training aids and material for foreign students, U.S. schools and U.S. employers. Recall that the court had held (See http://www.usimmigration.net/images/Washington_Alliance_of_Tech_Workers_v_DHS_-_Case_Filed.pdf) that a 2008 DHS final rule extending the period of post-graduation optional practical training (OPT) by 17 months for STEM students on F-1 visas was invalid, because DHS promulgated the rule without notice and comment. The court found, however, that vacating the rule immediately would cause substantial hardship for F-1 STEM students and would create a major labor disruption for the technology sector. As such, the court ordered that the 2008 rule and its subsequent amendments be vacated, but that the vacatur be stayed until February 12, 2016, during which time DHS may submit the rule for proper notice and comment. (Wash. Alliance of Tech. Workers v. DHS, 8/12/15)
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Established in 1995, THE KHOSLA IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP, P.C., is a full-service corporate business immigration & family immigration law firm. We are engaged exclusively in the representation of individual and corporate clients in H-1B, H-4, L-1A, L-1B, L-2, TN-1, TN-2, TD, E-3, B1 and/or B2 matters, assistance to F1 students for F1 OPT/CPT, and representation of employers and sponsored beneficiaries for the US Permanent Residency (Green Card) process under PERM (EB2/EB3) and under Extraordinary Ability Alien, Outstanding Researchers, and National Interest Waivers petitions (EB1/EB2) matters, as well as related AC21 Portability matters, Naturalization (N-400), and including Family Based Green Card filings for all our returning clients and new clients.
We also represent numerous individual clients each year in Family Based Green Card cases (I-130, I-485, K1 fiancee) as well as Citizenship/Naturalization (N-400) and Green Card renewal issues, and these are cases that typically emerge from our professional client base or referrals from our existing clients. We accept new clients and welcome our old clients who come back to us when they become eligible for filing their Naturalization applications, as well as new Family Based Green Card filings for their immediate relatives and other family members of US Citizens.
In 2015, this law firm has entered into its 21st year in business as a boutique business immigration law firm representing corporate clients, individual clients and their family members for work visas, student visas, business and visitor visas, employment and/or family based green card applications and citizenship filings.
We take great pride in our commitment to excellent client service by providing an outstanding legal work product, very reasonable fees and payment structure, rapid turnaround times, careful attention to clients, and timely updates on the latest developments in the area of immigration law. We also take great pride in the knowledge that all our core support personnel, case managers and paralegals have been with the law firm for over 15 years, and our clients truly appreciate these long associations with the same caring professionals over several years as their cases progress through the immigration system.
The law firm's principal attorney, Mr. P. Michael Khosla, enjoys a nationwide reputation amongst the core business immigration client community throughout the United States, for the personal attention and dedication to the cases he handles, a genuine compassion towards his clients, intelligent and strategic lawyering, an outstanding track record of winning cases, and a reputation for rapid responses to his clients’ emails throughout the entire representation period for issues related to their immigration cases. Since 1995, Attorney Khosla has successfully handled over 20,000 immigration cases over a wide spectrum and of varying levels of complexity, with a virtually 100% success rate.
During the course of the past (almost) two decades, this law firm has steadily grown to a point where it currently represents hundreds of corporate and individual clients each year, in business immigration matters for professional employment, and select family based GC matters, in all 50 states in the United States, and the law firm's foreign-born clientele has originated from over 60 different countries. The law firm's portal on the Internet, www.usimmigration.net has been in existence since 1995, making it one of the oldest immigration lawyer websites.