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Uniting for Ukraine: A New Immigration Opportunity for Ukrainians

Uniting for Ukraine: A New Immigration Opportunity for Ukrainians

On April 21, 2022, the United States announced a key step toward fulfilling President Biden’s commitment to welcome Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion. Uniting for Ukraine provides a pathway for Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who are outside the United States to come to the United States and stay temporarily in a two-year period […]

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USCIS Sets Goals to Reduce Backlogs, Expand Premium Processing Services, and Improve ‘Cycle Times’ for Pending Cases

USCIS Sets Goals to Reduce Backlogs, Expand Premium Processing Services, and Improve ‘Cycle Times’ for Pending Cases

On March 29, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would implement three new actions to reduce lengthy processing times that resulted from COVID-19–related delays. Initiative to Reduce Processing Backlogs USCIS has established new goals for its “cycle times,” an internal metric the agency uses to measure how many months’ worth of pending cases […]

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Fact Sheet: Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Fact Sheet: Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is granted by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (Secretary) to eligible foreign-born individuals who are unable to return home safely due to conditions or circumstances preventing their country from adequately handling the return. When can the Secretary designate a country for TPS? The Secretary can designate a country […]

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukrainians

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukrainians

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). WHAT IS TPS? Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is being granted to Ukrainians that cannot safely return to their home country because of an ongoing conflict. TPS is available for 18 month. WHO CAN APPLY? TPS is limited to people already in […]

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Updates to the Public Charge Rule

Updates to the Public Charge Rule

The Biden administration proposed new regulations that would limit the number of public benefits that can weigh against immigrants applying for permanent U.S. residency, or green cards. Under the proposal, U.S. immigration caseworkers would only consider participation in income assistance programs like Supplemental Security Income and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, as well as long-term […]

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