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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Regional Travel Bans Rescinded, Replaced with Vaccination Requirement for Nonimmigrant International Travel

Starting November 8, 2021, Covid-19 travel bans will be rescinded by Presidential Proclamation.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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USCIS Selects More H-1B Registrations for FY 2022 H-1B Cap

USCIS has completed a second round of H-1B lottery selections this week. The second “lottery” was conducted because the initial H-1B lottery selection did not result in enough petition filings to meet the H-1B cap, despite USCIS receiving… Read More
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USCIS Continues Processing of DACA Renewals In Light of Recent Injunction

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction against the DACA program and ordered that new and pending initial DACA applications may no longer be processed by the Department of Homeland Security. The judge determined that, in establishing the pr… Read More
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H-1B Lottery Registration Begins March 9th for the 2022 H-1B Cap Registration Period

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the H-1B lottery will be moving forward under the same procedures established during last year’s H-1B lottery. The FY 2022 cap registration period will open at noon EST on March 9… Read More
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TPS Extension Announced by USCIS

USCIS has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for beneficiaries from of El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras and Nepal until at least October 2021. The extension is valid as long as an alien’s TPS is not withdrawn because of ind… Read More
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Nov
16
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
Nov
11
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
Oct
27
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