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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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USCIS has extended local office closures through June 3rd

Starting on March 18 and lasting until June 3rd, USCIS offices has temporarily suspended all in person services in all of its field offices across the country in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19. USCIS will be sending out notices of canc… Read More
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USCIS Temporarily Closing Offices to the Public March 18 – April 1

Starting on March 18 and lasting until at least April 1, USCIS offices are temporarily suspending all in person services in all of its field offices across the country in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19. USCIS will be sending out notice… Read More
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USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for FY 2021 Cap-Subject Petitions.

On March 16, USCIS announced that it will temporarily be suspending premium processing services for the fiscal year 2021 cap-subject petitions. Petitioners who are filing cap-subject H-1B petitions will not be able to request premium processing when… Read More
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Many Countries Banned from Entry Into The U.S. To Stop Corona Virus Spread

Effective March 13, entry into the United States of all aliens who have been physically present in certain European countries (known as the Schengen Area) during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is sus… Read More
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USCIS Announces New Electronic Registration Process for the 2021 H-1B Cap Season

On December 6, 2019, USCIS announced that it will start to implement an electronic registration portion to the FY 2021 H-1B registration process. The new process will apply to all H-1B cap subject petitions, including those that are eligible for adva… Read More
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DHS Announces TPS Extension for Six Countries

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the following countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nepal, and Sudan. The validity of Employment Authorization Documents, Form I-… Read More
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Sep
10
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
Jul
30
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
Jul
20
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