Immigration Lawyer Ari Sauer – The Immigration Answer Man

Memphis immigration lawyer Ari Sauer provides news and information on US immigration law.

What happens if I leave the US before my I-539 application to extend status is approved?

QUESTION: I filed my I-539 application to extend my H4 status. The application is not yet approved. I am supposed to go to India in a few weeks. What happens … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

My H1B visa expired, but my I-94 is valid. Am I still legally eligible to work?

QUESTION: My H1B visa expired last week. But the I-94 that I received when I came to the US, which I printed out from the CBP website, is valid for another … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Can an H-1B be filed for me while my H-4 extension application is pending?

QUESTION: I have H-4 status with an I-94 that expired last month. My husband’s employer filed for an extension of his H-1B and my H-4 two months ago. I now … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

My extension of status was denied. Is my visa still valid?

QUESTION: My dad has a B-2 visitor visa that is valid for 10 years. He received the visa in 2015. He came to visit me and was allowed to stay … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

I am in H-1B status. Can I take maternity leave?

QUESTION: I am in H-1B status. I just found out that I am pregnant. Will I lose my status when I stop working to have my baby? Am I able … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Can I come to the US on a visitor visa and apply for a green card in the US based on my approved immigrant petition?

QUESTION: I have a B1/B2 visitor visa that was issued to me many years ago. My mother filed an I-130 petition for me a while ago and the priority date … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Info on updates to the STEM OPT Rule

The Department of Homeland Security has issued updates to the regulations on extensions of Optional Practical Training (OPT) for foreign nationals on student visas with STEM degrees. The new rules … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

If a US green card holder gives up their green card, can they apply for a visitor visa?

QUESTION: If a green card holder living outside the US no longer wishes to pursue getting his/her American citizenship – can he/she let go of the green card and apply … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

My H-1B extension of status has been denied. Can I still leave the U.S. and reenter on a new H-1B visa?

By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. QUESTION- I have been working in the US in H-1B status for three years. Shortly … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Can I Bring My Nanny With Me to the US?

QUESTION: I am a US citizen working in the UK. I employ a nanny for my son. I have to travel to the US for work for two weeks and … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment
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Ari Sauer

Ari Sauer is an immigration law attorney with the Memphis office of the Siskind Susser law firm. Ari answers questions on US immigration law submitted by readers. Email Ari Sauer to submit a question. immigrationanswerman@gmail.com

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