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For updates, see my blog page on Obama's Immigration Action.

Takeaway points for legal immigration from President Obama’s executive action: 

1.      USCIS is “about to” publish the final rule on H-4 work authorization.  That will make it possible for certain spouses of H-1 holders to get work authorization.

 2.      Improving employment-based green card backlogs by:

 a.       Making visa issuance more efficient so no immigrant visas are wasted;

 b.      Providing for better AC21 rules and other ways to keep immigrant visas intact after a change of jobs.  USCIS will clarify what constitutes “same or similar” job so that AC21 will not stop workers from getting promotions or even changing to related jobs within their field.  USCIS must clear the path to career progression for green card applicants.

 3.      Expandingfurther the OPT time for STEM students, but creating tighter control on which universities/schools/degrees are eligible and ensure local workers are protected (Implement some sort of a “mini PERM?”).

 4.      Creating opportunities for foreign “inventors, researchers and founders of start-up” companies to come to the USA through an existing program called “National Interest Waiver.”  Unfortunately for India, this is an EB-2 category program requiring several years of wait.  But the following parole program will help:

 a.       Creating a parole (which is usually a temporary, but very quick measure and could eventually lead to a green card) program so that on a case-by-case bases, “inventors, researchers and founders of start-up” companies can be brought quickly into the USA where: 

 i.They have raised financing in the USA; OR  

 ii.Otherwise hold the promise of innovation and job creation through development of new technologies OR cutting edge research

 5.      Creating guidelines for exceptionally qualified or advanced degreed individuals to come to the USA through an existing program called “National Interest Waiver.”  As noted, unfortunately for India, this is an EB-2 category program requiring several years of wait.  But the parole option above could be helpful.

 6.      Providing clear guidance on L-1B program as to who can qualify. 

 

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Immigration.com Client Testimonial - Dr. JoAnne Woodard , Director of Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts & Education

Good morning, my name is JoAnne Woodard; I am the Founder and Executive Director of the Sallie B. House School for the Arts and Education in Wilson North Carolina for the past seventeen years. I am happy to give a reference and recommendation for the “Law Offices of Rajiv S. Khanna”.

We have been working with him for the past three years and the work that he has done for us has been Excellent. In the past, we have had a large number of immigrant teachers here at Sallie B. Howard, the entire time we have been in operation, large numbers. And we have used various attorney's over the years some good, some not so good, some very knowledgeable, some not so very knowledgeable and that resulted in complications and problems time to time, though we were able to get through those.

One of our staff members brought Rajiv's business to our attention. He actually had done some research and found a great record, well regarded, highly regarded in the industry and consultant some times for the government. It was really a Great Resume for the office. Even though he was in Washington D.C. and we are in North Carolina we took the trip up there to meet with him and to discuss what the service would be for us.

What we typically do are H-1B visas and green card petitions. And so we started out with him and found his services to be well beyond our expectations. More than that, for me I found him to be just stunningly brilliant, when it comes to the immigration laws and processes. We have had over the time some pretty difficult cases that the teacher had given upon on and we all said “wow “this is the shot in the dark to see if we can clean this part up or clear this up and get the right result. But Rajiv's folks were very confident and they always tell you exactly what you can expect. They don't promise something they can’t deliver and they were able to help us in every single case for past three years.

So, I highly recommend his company, they are people of integrity and they tell you exactly what to expect and we were pleased with their service.




There are several characteristics of the service that we get from this company that I want to point out. One is that timeliness and the responsiveness to our applications and to the conversations if we have to consult, then they get right back to us but more than that their meticulousness in which they do their work.

 Everything is checked and double checked and nothing is submitted with errors and mistakes as we have experienced that many times in the past with other attorney's. I don't know if they are not as careful as they need to be sometimes or what happens but in the case of Rajiv's team they check and double check, they are careful. I don't think we ever had any application which returned or denied because of some error, even a telephone number, everything is exactly the way it is supposed to be and that means everything in this particular business when you are working with Federal government.

Guestbook Entry for Sampath K Desinani, United States

Name: 
Sampath K Desinani
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Immigration.com: 
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State: 
VA
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United States
Homepage: 
sdesinani
Comment: 

My GC approved August 2014. I am very thankful to Rajiv, Matthew and their team for their excellent work. Prerna was very helpful and took utmost care in handling my case.

I have worked with Mr. Khanna's law firm over the past 9 years for my Green Card process from the beginning of labor file to I-485 approved and the experience has been extremely satisfying ! Everyone that has to go through immigration process knows how stressful the whole situation can be and you need to have a lawyer by your side who puts you at complete ease. Mr. Khanna and his team is very friendly, professional, knowledgeable and outstanding in their service. I appreciate their invaluable advice/legal counsel and their promptness in every matter. The whole team is meticulous, very responsive and it's comforting to know that you have such a great lawyer by your side. I'm glad that I made the right decision i went with Mr. Khanna's law firm and I strongly recommend them to anyone that needs.

Guestbook Entry for Sampath K Desinani, United States

Name: 
Sampath K Desinani
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Profession/Occupation: 
Immigration.com: 
Green Card: 
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Homepage: 
sdesinani
Comment: 

I am very thankful to Rajiv Ji for his supporting to approve my GC.

I am working with Rajiv ji last 9 years from filing my labor to I-485 approval.
Rajiv suggestions approaching in these 9 years is very valuable and way approaching filing and there is no chance any mistakes from there end.

Guestbook Entry for Rebecca , United States

Name: 
Rebecca
State: 
Indiana
Immigration.com: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 

I am very greatfull to Rajiv Ji and his team for immediately responding to my request for help when I needed it in my immigration problems and queries, on calling Rajiv Ji's office the staff was very co-operative and scheduled a phone appointment with Rajiv Ji at the earliest since the time I had called and Rajiv Ji spoke to me the next day and answered all my queries without charging for it. which is the biggest help I could get. Words are not enough to Thank him for all the help he gives to people in need in his busy schedule at his position. Only Rajiv Ji can handle to help people and carry on his office with his profession in such a efficient way. He is the most kind and helping Immigration Attorney I know of in the USA. My prayers and best wishes go with him for God to shower his choicest blessings on him and his profession to flourish. THANK YOU RAJIV JI............:) YOU are like the light in the tunnel for Immigrants like me here in this foreign land.

Guestbook Entry for George Molakal, United States

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George Molakal
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IL
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United States
Homepage: 
www.alcorfund.com
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Rajiv and his team are simply awesome. Rajiv knows the subject matter and is very thorough with all the rules and regulations. I was impressed with the humility, simplicity and honesty.

I was assisted by DIane Lombardo a colleague and team member of Rajiv, who was diligent, detailed, prompt and persistent. Diane is highly focussed, paid attention to minute details and analytical. Diane always responded to calls and emails within 2 hours, and referred the matter to Rajiv, whenever required for specialist advice. A great team indeed. Anna Baker also was involved in the coordination and I did see that Anna made extra efforts to ensure all documentations are perfect.

I highly recommend Rajiv and team for all immigration related work.

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Rajiv S. Khanna participates as a special guest in a discussion with Voice of America on the Crisis of Children Refugees crossing the US borders from Mexico and thinks it is important first to understand that the problem is not of enforcement, but defect in laws.  By passing a Comprehensive Immigration Reform a policy is put into place that is cohesive. Right now the policy does not jive with the way things are. As there is no law there is no policy. Hence having the immigration reform pass would not help in the sense of just stemming or shortening up the borders. It would help in implementing a policy that is coherent and in accord with the times today.

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