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USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities.

Posted by Ann Badmus | Oct 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through Jan. 24, 2023, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the follow...

USCIS Implements New Process for Venezuelans.

Posted by Ann Badmus | Oct 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

On Oct. 12, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new process for Venezuelans. This new process will provide a lawful and streamlined way for nationals of Venezuela who are outside the United States and lacking U.S. entry documents to come to the United States. Through a fully on...

Extension and Redesignation of TPS for Burma.

Posted by Ann Badmus | Sep 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

On Sept. 26, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice extending and redesignating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Burma for 18 months. The 18-month extension of TPS for Burma is effective Nov. 26, 2022, through May 25, 2024. This exten...

USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of FY 2023.

Posted by Ann Badmus | Sep 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2023. Sept. 12, 2022 was the final receipt date for new cap-subject H-2B worker petitions re...

USCIS DACA Final Rule Reminders.

Posted by Ann Badmus | Sep 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

On Aug. 24, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule that will preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. The new rule: Maintains the existing threshold criteria for DACA; Retains the existing process for DACA requestors to se...

Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

Posted by Ann Badmus | Sep 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

On Sept. 2, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice extending and expanding eligibility for Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians for 24 months. On June 27, 2022, President Biden issued a Memorandum on Extending and Expanding Eli...

Parolees Can Now File Form I-765 Online - ImmigrationMD

Posted by Ann Badmus | Jul 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that certain parolees can now file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online. Most individuals paroled into the United States for urgent humanitarian or significant public benefit purposes under INA 212(d)(5) ar...

Extension of TPS for Venezuela - ImmigrationMD

Posted by Ann Badmus | Jul 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Department of Homeland Security announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela for 18 months, from Sept. 10, 2022, through March 10, 2024. Venezuela's 18-month extension will go into effect Sept. 10, 2022. DHS intends to publish a Federal Register notice which will ...

Justice Department Secures Settlements with 16 Employers for Posting Job Advertisements on College Recruiting Platforms That Discriminated Against Non-U.S. Citizens - ImmigrationMD

Posted by Ann Badmus | Jun 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Department of Justice today announced that it signed settlement agreements requiring 16 private employers to pay a total of $832,944 in civil penalties to resolve claims that each company discriminated against non-U.S. citizens in hiring. According to the department, each company pos...

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