Uma Sankar Peram

Jeff Merkley serves all Oregonians, whether they have lived here their whole lives, moved here from afar, or even if they’re only here temporarily.

Constituent Uma Sankar Peram is living in Oregon on an H1B work visa, and it was set to expire in late 2018. He had applied for an extension with plenty of time for response, but his paperwork had been pending for months. At this point, Mr. Peram became desperate about his situation and how it would affect his family if his extension was denied. His employer was getting ready to place him on unpaid leave until the issue was resolved. This was when he decided to contact Jeff’s office.

Jeff’s team reached out to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and informed them of the situation. Within a week, Mr. Peram’s extension was approved, and he was able to continue working uninterrupted.

Mr. Peram was very grateful to Jeff and his team, and expressed the importance of their help in keeping his job secure and his family together.