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USCIS Announces Relief for Certain Applicants with Pending Work Authorization (EAD) Applications

USA - May 3 2022 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) that increases the automatic extension period for employment…

President Biden announces uniting for Ukraine, a new streamlined process for Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion of their country

Ukraine, USA - April 28 2022 On April 21, the Biden administration announced Uniting for Ukraine, a new streamlined process to provide up to 100,000 Ukrainian citizens with a…

DHS Announces TPS Registration Process for Ukraine and Sudan

Sudan, Ukraine, USA - April 27 2022 On March 2, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Sudan and Redesignated South Sudan for Temporary Protected…

CBP Issues New I-94 E AND L Class Of Admission Codes

USA - February 9 2022 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has updated its admission system and has begun issuing I-94 admission records containing employment…

USCIS Updates Guidance adjudicating requests for ‘national interest waiver’

USA - February 3 2022 On Jan. 21, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address national…

House Bill proposes US visa options for immigrant entrepreneurs and immigrants with doctorate degrees in STEM fields

USA - January 28 2022 As part of the America Competes Act of 2022, a group of House leaders is proposing a new W nonimmigrant visa classification and to exempt individuals…

USCIS provides clarifying guidance for O-1 petitions with a focus on STEM fields

USA - January 24 2022 On Jan. 21, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated the USCIS Policy Manual with additional guidance on how USCIS evaluates…

State Department Updates Guidance on F-1/M-1 student intent to depart and residence Abroad requirements

USA - December 29 2021 The State Department updated its Foreign Affairs Manual on intent to depart and residence abroad requirements for F-1 and M-1 students. The new…

State Department expands Interview waiver program for certain nonimmigrant visa applicants through end of 2022

Turkey, USA - December 28 2021 In response to the ongoing COVID-19-related circumstances that have significantly hampered visa processing, the State Department has announced that…

Travel ban to be terminated Dec. 31, 2021

USA - December 28 2021 According to senior Biden administration officials, President Joe Biden will issue a new presidential proclamation to officially rescind the travel…