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New USCIS Rule Automatically Extends Some Noncitizens’ Work Permits for Up to 540 Days

USA - May 3 2022 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced a Temporary Final Rule that will automatically extend the period of employment…

Jennifer Cory, Jeffrey B. Widdison

FY2023 H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

USA - March 29 2022 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received enough FY2023 H-1B electronic registrations to reach the cap and…

Jennifer Cory, Jeffrey B. Widdison

DHS Designates Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status

USA - March 16 2022 On March 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for…

Jennifer Cory, Jeffrey B. Widdison

DHS Begins Signifying Automatic Work Authorization for E and L Spouses with Use of a New Admission Code

USA - February 11 2022 In November 2021 DHS announced a new policy recognizing E and L dependent spouses as having employment authorized incident to their status, meaning…

Jennifer Cory, Jeffrey B. Widdison

U.S. Department of State Extends In-Person Interview Requirement Waiver for Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

USA - December 29 2021 The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has authorized consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain nonimmigrant visa…

Jennifer Cory, Jeffrey B. Widdison