|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2005||04/01/2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Austin Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|Texas Young Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Government||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
Posted by Cristian
I applied for an H1b visa on April of 2013. I wasn't aware about how the whole process worked but, I trusted the immigration lawyers my employer hired to deal with my case.
I did not get the H1b that year but, I got it on 2014 and everything went smoothly with another law firm.
To sum up the awful turn of events:
1- They never made aware of an existing lottery for the H1b that year
2- They had my employer fill a job description the wrong way. This caused my paperwork to be returned
3- I didn't have my professional license issued until July ( Dentist License) but, they said "it was ok" because they would create a different position on the job description and then change the job title once the visa was approved
4- I was selected on the lottery BUT the job description this law office invented, would not qualify for an H1b. This made my denied to be denied
5- I was only made aware of all this mess they created on the same week I was supposed to start working on a 6-figure job
6- I had to stay overseas for an extra 9 months due to this until I was able to get another job. This created a huge financial burden on me and my family (wife and baby)
7- After all this unprofessional mess they created, the best was left for last. They offered me to come on a H3 visa (which is for exchange students-NOT WORKING VISA) to work on that same position. In other words, they suggested that I WORKED ILLEGALLY in the USA, which could of course, compromise my entire life in this country.
I was lucky enough to get referred to another lawyers before I talked to these people again. Now, I live in the US working on an academic position and will finally get to my dream job this year.
The lawyers that handed my case ( a true mess) were Maggie and Ajmera.
Do yourself a favor and look for someone else
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