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Newsletter Archives

Check out our past newsletter consisting of top stories and relevant resources with some fun tweets sprinkled in. Like what you read? Great! Just click the button below.
March 08, 2023
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Unshackled #10: F-1 visa good news, USCIS fee hikes, & free webinar

Happy International Women’s day (and happy holi!). I spent the past weekend at my alma mater, NIT Trichy, delivering a talk to a room full of mostly women students. It felt great to interact with young, curious minds, who asked such thought-provoking questions. Are you doing something special today? Email me and let me know. […]
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March 01, 2023
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Unshackled #9: File H-1B for $1, cap-exempt H-1B, & update to H-1B jobs

As the email subject reads, H-1B is the star of this newsletter. If you didn't know, the 2023 lottery opens today. Last year, USCIS received over 480,000 applications for the 85,000 spots, setting the highest record of any year! Any bets on how many they'll receive this year?   Also, we welcome 145 new curious […]
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February 22, 2023
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Unshackled #8: USCIS updates policy manual to help “aged out” children.

I’m planning to soon recruit a community manager for “Unshackled” who can work in building the community with me from the ground up. This will easily be a part-time gig, or potentially a full-time one, and involve a lot of brainstorming, building workflows, onboarding people, and experimenting with community-building ideas. If that excites you (or […]
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February 15, 2023
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Unshackled #7: Soon, you don’t need to leave America for visa stamping.

I’m beginning to put together a “Resource Hub” for immigrants. I wanted to share this with anyone who purchases Unshackled as a bonus on top of the book. Some examples include: checklist to incorporate a company on H-1B, a checklist for submitting your O-1 application, list of non-profits that help abused spouses on H-4, etc. […]
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