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USCIS Updates Public Charge Resources Webpage

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has updated public charge resources webpage with more information to help reduce undue fear and confusion among immigrants and their families, including U.S. citizens and their children, that may prevent them from obtaining access to critical government services available to them. USCIS continues to administer the public charge ground of inadmissibility […]

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DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Cameroon

The Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced the 18-month designation of Cameroon for TPS. The registration process begins on June 7, 2022. All individuals who want to request TPS under the designation of […]

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USCIS Releases New Forms for Immigrant Investor Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has released two new forms under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022. The new forms are: Form I-956F, Application for Approval of an Investment in a Commercial Enterprise, and Form I-956G, Regional Center Annual Statement. Form I-956F is a new form that can only be filed by an […]

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Cap Reached for Additional Returning Worker H-2B Visas for Second Half of FY 2022

Under the recently announced H-2B supplemental cap temporary final rule increasing the cap by up to 35,000 additional H-2B nonimmigrant visas through the end of fiscal year (FY) 2022, USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the cap for the additional 23,500 visas made available for returning workers only. USCIS continues to accept petitions for H-2B nonimmigrant […]

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Immigration Help Available to Those Affected by Special Situations, Including the Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a notice reminding that special immigration services are available for people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including the shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The following measures may be available on a case-by-case basis upon request: Changing a nonimmigrant status or extending a nonimmigrant stay for an individual currently in the United […]

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USCIS to Implement Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. This expansion of premium processing only applies to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions under an E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification as […]

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DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Afghanistan

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Afghanistan. This notice provides information about how to register for TPS under Afghanistan’s designation. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced the 18-month designation of Afghanistan for TPS. The registration process begins on May 20, 2022. All […]

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Additional H-2B Visas Became Available for Second Half of Fiscal Year

  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced today the availability of an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas during the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. These visas are for U.S. employers seeking to employ additional workers on or after April 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, […]

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June 2022 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 India Advances One Year

The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process, or if already pending, when the final step can be adjudicated. Below is a summary of the June Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates […]

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Urges Travelers to Apply for I-94 Online Before Arriving at US Land Borders

To reduce wait times, CBP is urging travelers who require an I-94 to apply and prepay online before arriving at the land border. A Form I-94 is needed by all visitors except: U.S. citizens, returning resident aliens, aliens with immigrant visas, and most Canadian citizens visiting or in transit. Travelers will be issued an I-94 during the […]

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