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House Passes Bill that May Benefit Immigrants in STEM Fields and Entrepreneurs in Start-Ups

The House of Representatives recently passed the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength Act (known as the America COMPETES Act of 2022). The bill is designed to improve U.S. competitiveness… Read More
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Laura Edgerton Speaks on National Interest Waiver Panel

In February, Laura Edgerton was invited by the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at NC State University to speak about the National Interest Waiver. The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is one method by which qualifying individuals can apply for… Read More
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Department of Homeland Security Designates Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

In response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced an 18-month Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Ukraine, to take effect upon publication of an upcoming Federal Register notice. A coun… Read More
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New L and E Admission Codes Announced for Spouses Wanting to Work "Incident to Status"

On November 12, 2021, USCIS updated its Policy Manual to confirm that E and L spouses are authorized to work “incident to status.” As a result, the government confirmed that E and L spouses will no longer need to apply for an employment a… Read More
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U.S. Reopens Border to COVID-19 Vaccinated Travelers

After more than a year and a half, the United States is once again welcoming non-essential travel, with proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test taken within three days of their travel date. All international travelers, including U.S. citizens… Read More
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USCIS Commemorates Veterans Day with Special Naturalization Ceremonies

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas will administer the Oath of Allegiance and provide congratulatory remarks to 17 veterans and active-duty members of the military originating from Cameroon, China, El Salvador, Germany, L… Read More
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Regional Travel Bans Rescinded, Replaced with Vaccination Requirement for Nonimmigrant International Travel

Starting November 8, 2021, Covid-19 travel bans will be rescinded by Presidential Proclamation. The new requirement will be a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for international air travel for nonimmigrant travelers to the U.S. The previous travel ban… Read More
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U.S. Lifting Land Border Restrictions for Vaccinated Travelers in November

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that starting in November it will allow non-essential travelers who have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and have appropriate documentation to enter the United States at land and ferry ports o… Read More
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USCIS Extends Existing COVID-19 Leniency for Responding to Agency Requests

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS is extending its 60-day deadline extension for responding to or filing Requests for Evidence (RFEs), Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), Notices of Intent to Revoke or Rescind (NOIRs), Notices of Intent to T… Read More
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DHS Extends TPS for Several Countries

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced yesterday that it will extend Temporary Protected Status designations for nationals of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan through December 31, 2022. This extension includes an… Read More
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Mar
29
The House of Representatives recently passed the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength Act (known as the America COMPETES Act of 2022). The bill is designed to improve U.S. competitiveness… Read More
Mar
10
In February, Laura Edgerton was invited by the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at NC State University to speak about the National Interest Waiver. The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is one method by which qualifying individuals can apply for… Read More
Mar
7
In response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced an 18-month Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Ukraine, to take effect upon publication of an upcoming Federal Register notice. A coun… Read More