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OUR EXPERIENCE

Listed below are examples of success stories we've had with clients.

Feb.
2024

H-1B Amendment  |  Associate Attorney

C was employed as a law clerk at a law firm. However, after successfully passing the bar exam and being admitted in New York, C sought to change her job title to Associate Attorney. We carefully prepared her H-1B amendment petition. After meticulously drafting petition letters and preparing documents, her H-1B amendment petition was approved within two months.

Dec.
2023

H-1B COE  

Mr. Y possessed an approved H-1B from his former employer. However, prior to the H-1B start date, Mr. Y faced a layoff and was concerned about potential status loss. Fortunately, he secured a new job offer from a small start-up company lacking a history of H-1B sponsorship. After consulting our law firm, we submitted a change of employer petition with Mr. Y's new employer in September, which was swiftly approved. As a result, Mr. Y preserved his H-1B status and commenced work with the new company.

Dec.
2023

R-1  |  Director

K, a South Korean national, aimed to work as a Director of Korean Translation and Spiritual Education for a religious organization. Various considerations arose regarding K's potential ordination and duration of involvement in the religious organization. We meticulously reviewed the organization's Book of Order, prepared the petition, and clarified that K was a member of a subsidiary organization affiliated with the employing religious organization. K's approval was promptly granted.

Dec.
2023

Naturalization   

E, a permanent resident for 5 years, sought our assistance in applying for naturalization. A day prior to her scheduled interview, USCIS informed her not to appear due to an issue with her physical file not reaching the Field Office. After confirming this information, E refrained from attending. USCIS then issued a Notice of Failure to Appear. We aided E in responding to the Notice and contacted USCIS multiple times until she was reinstated for an interview. After waiting over a year, E finally secured an interview, which we attended with her. That very afternoon, USCIS notified us of her upcoming oath ceremony.

Dec.
2023

I-140   

S started on an H-1B in October 2022. Shortly after, his employer, an online retailer, initiated his Green Card process. His PWD was determined after about 9 months, and his PERM was certified nearly 11 months after filing. We prepared his I-140, and the employer opted for premium processing. Just 2 weeks after submission, USCIS approved the I-140.

Nov.
2023

H-1B COE   |  Software Engineer

Mr. L was employed as a Software Engineer at an e-commerce company and sought to transfer to another e-commerce company. We aided in facilitating his H-1B change of employer petition, as well as his wife's H-4 petition. Both petitions were approved within a few months of submission.

Nov.
2023

H-1B Approval

P was initially on his F-1 visa but was selected in the second round of the H-1B lottery in July 2023. As his grace period on the F-1 visa expired on August 23, 2023, his H-1B petition had to be quickly filed and approved before P lost his status to stay in the U.S. The firm worked closely with the beneficiary and the employer to submit a petition in 1 month. The H-1B petition was submitted in August, and it was approved in 3 months.

Nov.
2023

H-1B Amendement  |  Associate Attorney

B was employed as a law clerk at a law firm. Upon successfully passing the bar exam and being admitted in New York, B desired to change her job title to Associate Attorney. With B's impending travel plans outside the U.S., we meticulously prepared her H-1B amendment petition and expedited the process by filing a Request for Premium Processing. After carefully drafting petition letters and assembling the necessary documents, her H-1B amendment petition was approved within a week.

Nov.
2023

H-1B COE RFE  

Q filed an H-1B petition to change employers at the end of August. USCIS issued an RFE regarding her maintenance of status during her previous employment. In our response, we included Q's work schedule, performance reviews, Form W-2, Tax Return, and Pay Stubs to demonstrate her compliance with immigration regulations. Additionally, we provided a thorough explanation of the nature and details of both Q's previous and current employment. The petition was approved approximately three weeks after the response was submitted.

Nov.
2023

H-1B COE  |  Of Counsel

H, a part-time Associate Attorney at a law firm, was offered an Of Counsel position at another law firm. Due to the urgency of the new employer's timeline, we expedited the process by filing a Request for Premium Processing for H-1B change of employer petition. After meticulously drafting petition letters and preparing the required documents, his petition was approved within a week.

Nov.
2023

H-1B Approval

Q is a Graphic Designer who was on F-1 OPT status that expired on October 31. She was selected for H-1B CAP this year in the second round of selections. We efficiently and thoughtfully prepared her petition just in time for her to receive an approval notice on November 1.

Nov.
2023

H-1B COE  |  Business Analyst

L, employed as a Business Analyst, transitioned to a new company in a similar line of business. The new employer sought to hire L under the same title. We were engaged to prepare L's H-1B change of employer petition. After meticulously drafting petition letters and organizing documents, her change of employer petition was swiftly approved.

Oct.
2023

R-1  |  Religious Instructor

B, a South Korean national, sought employment as a Religious Instructor for a religious elementary school. This marked the first R-1 petition filed on behalf of the elementary school. Numerous factors regarding B's job duties and the school's capacity to sponsor an R-1 visa were taken into account. We meticulously prepared the petition, elucidating the school's religious essence. As a result of our efforts, B's approval came swiftly.

Oct.
2023

H-1B Approval

Z initially entered the U.S. on an F-2 visa in 2015. From 2017 to 2023, Z transitioned to an F-1 visa and engaged in CPT and OPT. We closely collaborated with the beneficiary and the employer to accurately document the employment periods and legal status spanning the 8 years from 2015 to 2023 in the petition packet. Z's petition was filed and approved successfully within 3 months.

Oct.
2023

VAWA Self-Petition

M is a VAWA self-petitioner who suffered abuse at the hands of her deceased husband. She supported herself by collecting bottles and cans as her husband refused to apply for a Green Card on her behalf. After his passing, we assisted her in gathering all necessary evidence and applying for both a Green Card and an EAD card. Nearly six months later, she finally received the Prima Facie Determination Notice. The supporting evidence had satisfied all eligibility requirements for the VAWA self-petition, allowing her to potentially access public benefits.

Oct.
2023

R-1 Approval

S had been employed as a pastor and denomination member for over two years immediately preceding the filing of I-360. We closely collaborated with the employer and S to establish the requirements. One challenge was confirming the extensive list of petitions the employer filed in the last five years. The I-360 was filed in June, and approval was received in less than 4 months.

Sep.
2023

H-1B EOS-RFE  |  Software Developer

L is a Software Developer filing their third H-1B petition. According to current American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act (ACWIA) regulations, an employer isn't required to pay the fee if they previously obtained an extension for the same individual. L's second H-1B petition was filed when they changed employers. This extension requested both an amendment and an extension, including an ACWIA fee. The third extension also included an ACWIA fee, which USCIS initially returned. However, they issued an RFE asking for that fee. Our firm responded to the RFE, requesting clarification on the application of the regulation, and L's H-1B extension was successfully approved.

Sep.
2023

H-1B Amendment  |  Assistant Professor

D is an Assistant Professor at an university. He sought to re-locate from one campus to another. We assisted him in navigating the process of amending his H-1B visa for the change in location. By meticulously preparing the necessary documents and thoroughly reviewing the petition, we successfully obtained approval for his relocation.

Sep.
2023

R-2 Approval

A received her R-visa in 2022, but her husband delayed applying with her as he was still studying on his F-1. In June 2023, we collaborated closely with A and her husband to prepare the petition. It was submitted to USCIS in late June and approved in September, in just 3 months.

Sep.
2023

H-1B Extension (Over 6 years)  |  Marketing Director

X is the Marketing Director of an e-commerce company. He had already extended his H-1B status once and had an approved I-140. We assisted him in obtaining a second extension beyond the six-year maximum, utilizing the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act ("AC21"). His H-1B status was approved for an additional three years.

Sep.
2023

H-1B COE  |  Senior Editor

W worked for a media company as an editor. Her new employer, a media company that owns a newspaper, wished to hire W as the senior editor. We were hired to prepare W's H-1B change of employer petition. After carefully drafting petition letters and preparing documents, her change of employer petition was swiftly approved within 2 months.

Aug.
2023

H-4

Y sought to change his status from F-1 to H-4. We assisted him in preparing the necessary documents and explaining his CPT employment status during his F-1 period. The application was filed in June, and approval was received in less than 4 months.

Aug.
2023

E-3 Approval

D, an Australian citizen, applied for E-3 nonimmigrant worker status to work as President in a non-profit organization. Although he previously held an E-3 visa, it had expired. We assisted him in preparing the necessary documents, finding the appropriate occupation title, and reviewing the DS-160 for his family members. Following a successful interview, he eventually obtained the visa.

Aug.
2023

H-1B Approval

C was initially on an F-1 visa, and her employer approached the firm to apply for her H-1B visa after she was selected during the H-1B lottery. We worked closely with the beneficiary and the director of recruitment to ensure that the petition could be filed quickly and efficiently. The petition was filed in August and was approved very quickly in September.

Aug.
2023

Asylum Removal Defense

Ms. T became our client through a pro bono program. When we took on the case, she and her son were both in an expedited removal process. We represented them in the master calendar and individual calendar hearings, gathering documents from multiple parties such as social workers, physicians, church members, and family and friends. We prepared them for potential questions from DHS and prepared their witnesses as well. After months of efforts, we were able to get her asylum case approved. Now, Ms. T will have protected legal status in the U.S., and her son will be able to adjust his status too. Additionally, we assisted her in obtaining work authorization and social security numbers.

Aug.
2023

H-4 Transfer

X was laid off from his H-1B employer and had 90 days to look for a new employer. X's son, who is his H-4 dependent, is attending school in the U.S. We assisted him by filing a new H-4 petition based on X's spouse's H-1B, ensuring his son would not have any gap in his status if X was not able to maintain his H-1B. The petition was approved swiftly, allowing X's son to continue his education without interruption.

Aug.
2023

R-1 Extension  

Client L applied for R-1 extension and received a RFE by USCIS due to a compensation-related concern stemming from her prior R-1 visa approval. We assisted the client in crafting a comprehensive RFE response letter, supported by relevant evidence. Remarkably, her R-1 extension received approval within a mere 10 days.

Aug.
2023

F-1 Reinstatement  

Ms. S lost her F-1 status and came to us for help reinstating. We worked diligently to gather her documents (I-20 for Reinstatement and others) and helped her prepare a personal statement and a detailed letter of support related to the reasons for the lapse and her eligibility for reinstatment. She was enrolled in a new school, and had the requisite documents to get approved. We filed in November 2021, and she was approved in July 2022.

Aug.
2023

H-1B Extension (Over 6 years)  |  Professor

Professor N works at a Biblical university in California. He has been on an H-1B since 2016. We successfully filed his first extension in 2019. In July 2022, we filed his second extension, since he had an approved I-140. It took a while for USCIS to process this case as he had a concurrent I-485 pending. However, this August, we got the good news that his extension had been approved, and that the approval notice was on its way.

Aug.
2023

H4's EAD

G's spouse is an H-1B holder with an approved I-140, waiting for his priority date. As such, his wife G is eligible for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). She got her initial EAD in 2021. She was due for renewal this year, and we filed in June 2023. In late August, her EAD was approved. Thankfully, she may continue to work.

Aug.
2023

Marriage Green Card & Naturalization

Our client, Mr. M (who is from Taiwan), had his naturalization oath ceremony in early August. He started at one New York firm on an H-1B as a Law Clerk, and then progressed to Associate after he passed the bar. Later, he got married to a U.S. citizen. He retained our firm to assist him in filing application of his marriage Green Card, which was promptly approved. The two year conditional Green Card coincided with his eligibility to file for naturalization. We continued assisting him and filed the naturalization application. Both petitions were approved at about the same time, in a short period.

Aug.
2023

H-1B Extension Approval  |  Professor

Professor K works at a university and teaches Information Technology, and we helped him file his extension. The petition was approved swiftly, and Professor K could resume his work at his university.

Aug.
2023

R-1 Visa Approval  |  Deacon of Professional Spiritual Care

D is currently working towards a Doctorate of Divinity at a prestigious higher education institution. Recently, he was presented with an opportunity to serve as the Deacon of Professional Spiritual Care for a religious organization. D approached us for support in preparing his R visa petition. Our team assisted him by drafting petition letters, and collected all the necessary organization documents. Thanks to our commitment in ensuring that we had the latest and most accurate information about the organization, we swiftly obtained approval for his R visa application.

July
2023

H-1B Cap Exempt RFE  |  PE & Enrichment Teacher

Mr. A works as a PE and Enrichment teacher at a K-12 private school, and he submitted a cap-exempt H-1B petition. The USCIS issued a RFE concerning the school's cap-exempt eligibility. We gathered documents, reviewed the memorudom of agreement between the school and higher education institutions, and replied to the RFE thouroughly and timely. The USCIS approved the petition within 2 weeks after the submission of the response.

July
2023

H-1B1 Extension  |  Assistant Professor

Mrs.K works as an Assistant Professor at an institution of higher education. We prepared her initial H-1B three years ago, and assisted with her H-1B extension. With a well-prepared petition, the USCIS approved this H-1B cap-exempt extension petition and the Client can continue to work at the institution for an additional three years.

July
2023

H-1B Extension (Over 6 years)  |  Assistant Professor

J works as an assistant professor in a religious university. He is eligible for a further three-year extension beyond the six-year limitation based on American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (“AC21”), which allows a beneficiary of a H-1B visa to extend their status beyond the 6-year limit. J has an approved I-140 and based on his approved I-140, we helped him request an extension of his H-1B status for another three years. The H1B extension petition was approved soon.

July
2023

H-1B Cap Exempt Approval  |  Civics and Communications Associate

Mrs. M is a Singaporean and works as a Civics and Communications Associate in a non-profit organizaiton. She wanted to file the petition through consular processing. We helped her review the Form DS-160, prepare the petition letter and assemble all the documents. She received a quick approval and returned to the U.S..

July
2023

H-1B Initial  |  Computer Systems Analyst

J's employer sponsored his H-1B petition as a Computer Systems Analyst and he was selected in the regular CAP. J earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science in China, but he does not have a related U.S. degree. After carful preparation, drafting, and reviewing, we submitted J's H-1B petition in May and received a quick approval.

July
2023

R-1 Approval  |  Director of Inernational Member Care

Mr. K is a director of International Member Care in a large religious organization, we helped him file his initial R in the past, and prepared his R visa extension as well. We prepared detailed information regarding the applicant's work expeirence and religious background, in addition to the employer's information. After thorough preparation and review, the case was approved shortly.

July
2023

EB2 Green Card  |  Music Director

Mr. S was a long-time H-1B holder who worked as a Music Director in Missouri. He started the Green Card process in 2021. The PWD was determined, and the PERM was certified without an audit. We were able to file the I-140 and the I-485 together because the priority date was current for his country of origin. They received their EAD first, which would have allowed them to travel. The Green Cards came right after, without an interview. Both he and his wife are now lawful permanent residents.

June
2023

R-1 Approval  |  Associate Pastor

Mrs. S is a Chinese National who has been in the US for 9 years. S first came to the US in 2014 on a F-2 visa and over the years, was a very active volunteer in the member churches. Her employer is a long standing client of the firm, and we regularly apply for R visas on behalf of the client. We worked closely with S and our client, and obtained all necessary information for her R-1 visa application very quickly. With premium processing, we obtained a successful R-1 visa application within 2 weeks.

June
2023

R-1 Extension  |  Associate Pastor

Mrs. C has been working as an associate pastor with a religious organization on R-1 status since December 2021. At the time of filing the extension, the organization was undergoing renovations and USCIS had conducted a site visit after construction began. We were able to get C's R-1 extension approved quickly and without an RFE.

June
2023

H-1B Initial  |  Health Informatics Specialist

Mr. Z was selected in the FY24 H01B lottery, and wanted to start working for an e-commerce company specializing in the sale of health-related products with a degree in nursing. After learning Mr. Z's work would be providing suggestions on how best to design and enhance your health-related products in the company, we carefully tailored his job duties, and determined that Health Informatics Specialist was the appropriate job title for Mr. Z. Eventally, his H-1B was smoothly approved.

June
2023

H-1B Initial  |  General Counsel

L was selected in the FY24 H-1B lottery, and her proposed employement is in the legal industry. We helped her prepare the application pacakge, provided consultation to address her questions in transitioning from OPT to H-1B status. We filed the petition with a preimum processing, which was approved within a week.

June
2023

R-1 extension, I-360  |  Pastor

W works as a pastor for a religous organization in D.C., we helped with W's initial R visa and R amendement to change work location. W retained us again to assis with the R visa extension, we organized all documents needed and provided a thourough introduction to avoid any concern from the immigration officers. The case was approved swiftly. We also received the approval notice for W's I-360 approval, which we also helped submit.

June
2023

H-1B COE  |  Senior Data Analyst

S works for a regional insurance company and sought our assistance in changing his employer to another similar comany. We prepared for his case diligently and made sure we accommodated his travel plans. The case received an approval notice within a short period of time after filing, and the client has transferred to the new employer.

May
2023

I-140 RFE  |  Software Developer

Z submitted an I-140 petition through the EB-2 process, which received an RFE due to employer's financial condition. We consulted with the client, provided advice to address USCIS's questions, and submitted a well-explained RFE response to answer the USCIS officer's concerns. We were able to explain the employer's company structure and their financial conditions. The case was approved swifly, and the client can now proceed with his Green Card process.

Apr.
2023

H-1B RFE  |  Systems Analyst

Mr. Y works for a electronic sales company as a System Analyst on his H-1B visa. He has been on H-1B status for over five years and is seeking an extension of his H-1B status before the six year max-out date. He received a RFE, where the USCIS asked him to provide proof of maintanence of his H-1B status. This case is complex becuase Y did not have a well-kept records from five years ago, many documents are hard to locate due to the passing of time. However, we communicated diligently with Y and asked him to locate useful information in lieu of extensive documents. We carfully studied the RFE letter and addressed each concern raised by the USCIS, with the limited information we were able to gather, we build a compelling and extensive response. The RFE was approved within 5 days.

Mar.
2023

R-1 and I-360 NOID  |  Pastor

Mr. L works as a Pastor for a religious organization with various locations. After filing an R-1 amendment for a change in work location, and an I-360 for special immigrant status, Mr. L received an RFE, and then a NOID, for both applications. USCIS cited to a telephonic compliance review that resulted in discrepancies. We found that USCIS had conducted a single site visit at one of the three locations of the organization, without providing notice or properly communicating their expectations to our firm or the petitioner, after the visit. Both Mr. L and his employer were not at the location for the visit because of this lack of notice. In response, we provided several documents evidencing the organization's activities in each location while also addressing the problems with the current site visit process. We submitted the I-360 NOID response first, and as we were preparing the R-1 NOID response - before we even submitted it, we received an approval notice for both petitions based off the single I-360 response.

Mar.
2023

R-1 extension  |  Colorado Mission Pastor

Client A works for a large religious organization as a Pastor, we filed his initial R visa a year ago, and filed a follow-up petition for extension. We carefully prepared all the documents regarding the applicant, the organization, and made sure all information was accurate and up to date. The petition was approved shortly after submission, followed by an R-2 approval of A's partner.

Mar.
2023

R-1 RFE  |  Assistant of Director of Education

Z works as an Assistant of Director of Education for a religious organization. Z received a RFE to her R visa application, where the USCIS raised questions about compensation. We prepared a list of documents, including the organization's bank statement, other employees' W-2s and pay stubs, organizational chart, etc. We communicated efficiently with the client and put together a compelling response letter for Z to prove the employer not only has the ability to pay, but also has been providing consistent compensations to other employees working in similar positions as Z. The RFE was approved shortly after we submitted the response and Z can begin working for the organization.

Mar.
2023

R-1 RFE  |  Chinese Director of Spiritual Care

Mr. F is a student currently pursuing his Master of Divinity in the US. He has over 5 years of ministry experience and was ordained as a pastor in 2015. However, he still received an RFE from USCIS when he applied for an R visa for the position of “Chinese Director of Spiritual Care” in a church. USCIS requested the petitioner to provide more evidence regarding the nature of this position, whether it is a religious occupation or a minister position. Because it was really urgent for Mr. F, we communicated with the client diligently, researched a lot of cases in the database, prepared the evidence zealously, and eventually put together a coherent and compelling response letter for Mr. F in a short period of time. The following day after the USCIS received the response letter, we received the approval notice for his R visa.

Feb.
2023

R-2 RFE

Client Y applied for a change of status from F1 to R2 in July 2022. Y was a student in a Christian University, and is now applying for the R-2 based on her partner's R-1 visa. She received a RFE for maintenance of her F1 status, USCIS asked to prove that Y was properly maintaining her student status. We prepared her response to the USCIS, and the R-2 was approved within 8 days.

Feb.
2023

H-1B RFE  |  Administrative Assistant

Ms. H was working as an Administrative Assistant with the Petitioner on a valid F-1 OPT status when she applied for H-1B visa. She received an RFE from USCIS requesting evidence pertaining to Ms. H’s maintenance of F-1 student status, showing how working as an Administrative Assistant is directly related to Ms. H’s major area of study, Ministry. We gathered the Volunteer Agreement and some other documents which specified the job duties related to her major. We also searched for the SEVP Policy Guidance and finally demonstrated that working as Administrative Assistant is directly related to Ms. Yin’s major area of study, Ministry. We received the approval notice from USCIS in one week.

Feb.
2023

F-1 Approval  |  Foreign Correspondant

G was a South Korean national working in the U.S. as a foreign correspondent. She wanted to switch to studying in the U.S. and needed help transferring to an F-1 visa. Her application was filed in January 2022. The student office changed her status to F-1 before the application was approved, and this new I-20 triggered a Request for Evidence. We worked with the applicant and the student office to issue a correct I-20 and submitted this along with other evidence to show that she had not prematurely changed her status. In February 2023, her application was approved.

Jan.
2023

H-1B1 Approval  |  Communications Specialist

F is a Chilean national working in New York City on OPT for a large nonprofit. We worked with him and his employer to prepare the petition to extend his work authorization beyond the end of the OPT. We filed in late December, and by the end of January his H1-B1 had been approved to start later this spring.

Jan.
2023

H-1B EAD Card Replacement

G never received his EAD card. It was lost in transit between USCIS and USPS. While G already had an H-1B approval and did not need the EAD card anymore, the card was important to have for his future Green Card application. We submitted detailed documentation related to the missing card, along with our joint efforts to track it down. USCIS approved the replacement card in less than a month.

Jan.
2023

H-4 Approval  |  Software Development Engineer

S recently got her H-4 approved. Her husband got his H-1B in 2020, while S continued her studies on F-1 until mid 2022. This summer we helped put together her H-4 application. In 6 short months, USCIS approved this application and S now has a new status, H-4.

Jan.
2023

H-1B and H-4 Approval

J.’s initial Cap Exempt H-1B was approved on January 4, 2023 in time for her to start work for 3 years. Her husband H-4 application was approved on January 11, 2023. We worked closely with the employer, a nonprofit education entity affiliated with a Christian University, and J. to swiftly prepare the petition and get it filed with USCIS. This process took 2 months from start to finish. With Premium Processing, it only took 7 days and 14 days for USCIS render its decision and approve her initial H1B petition and her husband’s H4 petition respectively.

Dec.
2022

H-1B and H-4 Approval  |  Media Translator

Z and her husband have been on H-1B and H-4 since 2017 wth 2 different employers. The most recent is a media company. Their extensions were filed in June 2022 and approved in December 2022. The couple was able to recapture some time when they traveled back to their native China. They are now approved until December 2024.

Oct.
2022

H-1B Amendment  |  Marketing Specialist

D. was selected in the H-1B lottery for the 2022 fiscal year. His initial H-1B was approved in time for him to start work in October 2021. In the spring of 2022, his employer, our Client, changed his work location, which necessitated an amendment to the original filing. We worked closely with the employer, a Missouri based online retail business that focuses on beauty, personal care, and health products, and D. to swiftly prepare the petition and get it filed with USCIS. This process took only 3 weeks from start to finish. Now, 8 months later, USCIS has rendered its decision and approved the amendment. D. is now in his amended work location.

Aug.
2022

H-1B and H-4 Approval  |  Business Analyst

M was selected in the FY 2023 lottery. She applied for H-1B for herself and H-4 for her son, since her husband was still in the midst of his studies. She was approved in August 2022 and her son was approved in October. In early 2023, her husband concluded his studies, and the family applied for an H-4 for him. That case is still pending with USCIS.

Dec.
2019

O-1 visa Approval  |  Artist and Associate Professor

G was an accomplished artist in his native China, with many awards and distinguished showings in galleries and other spaces. A prominent US university sponsored his O visa to serve as both a professor and an artist in residence. His petition was very extensive and included copies of his portfolio and a letter of recommendation from an artist's foundation.

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