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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 The extension is valid as long as an alien’s TPS is not withdrawn because of ind… Read More
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CDC Imposes COVID-19 Testing Requirement for Incoming Travelers to the United States

Beginning January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will require international travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test (within three calendar days prior to departure) or documentation of COVID-19 recovery and clearance fo… Read More
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Presidential Proclamations on Immigrant/Nonimmigrant Visa Ban Extended Through March 31, 2021

President Trump has extended a travel ban for certain categories of immigrants and nonimmigrants to March 31, 2021. The purported basis for the extension of the ban is the Covid-19 pandemic. The original executive proclamation, issued in late June 20… Read More
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Court Orders Department of Labor Must Reissue Prevailing Wage Determinations

A federal district court has ruled that the Department of Labor did not have good cause to expedite a restructuring of the prevailing wage system for H-1B, E-3 and H-1B1 nonimmigrants and was in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act, making… Read More
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USCIS to Implement Change to Naturalization Civics Test

USCIS has recently announced changes to the naturalization civics test. The test will be expanded to 128 possible questions and will require applicants to answer more questions than the current naturalization test. The new test will apply to all appl… Read More
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District Court Rejects DHS Restrictions on DACA Program

A federal district court recently invalidated the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) memorandum denying benefits for initial DACA recipients and limiting benefits for DACA renewal applications. Under the court order, DHS must accept initial DA… Read More
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Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Period Announced

The Diversity Visa Lottery Registration, also known as the Green Card Lottery, opened on October 7, 2020. Prospective entrants have until Tuesday, November 10, 2020 to register online at the State Department’s official lottery website. The lottery,… Read More
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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Certain I-129 and I-140 Petitions in June 2020

USCIS announced the resumption of premium processing for eligible Nonimmigrant Worker Petitions (Form I-129) and Immigrant Petitions for Alien Workers (Form I-140) starting in early June 2020. Premium Processing had been temporarily suspended. The re… Read More
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USCIS Issues New Form I-9 Handbook for Employers

Effective April 27, 2020 USCIS released an updated Handbook for Employers containing several changes to the employment eligibility verification process and the automatic extension of temporary employment authorization as well as requiring new documen… Read More
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Trump Administration Hits Pause on Certain Types of Immigration into the United States

President Trump has issued an executive order that temporarily suspends entry of immigrants into the United States for 60 days. The order takes effect Thursday, April 23, 2020. There are several important limitations and exceptions to this proclamati… Read More
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Jan
15
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
Jan
14
Beginning January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will require international travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test (within three calendar days prior to departure) or documentation of COVID-19 recovery and clearance fo… Read More
Jan
5
President Trump has extended a travel ban for certain categories of immigrants and nonimmigrants to March 31, 2021. The purported basis for the extension of the ban is the Covid-19 pandemic. The original executive proclamation, issued in late June 20… Read More