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Employment-Based Preference Visa: Transfer Underlying Basis for Pending Green Card Application

USA - January 25 2022 For the first time, USCIS has advised people with a pending green card application of its documentary requirements for transfers between…

White House, State Department Announcements on Travel Restrictions, Visa Interviews, and More

USA - December 28 2021 The 14-day travel restrictions on southern African countries will be lifted as of midnight on December 31, 2021. Adopted on November 29th, the…

New York City Grants Non-U.S. Citizens Right to Vote in Local Elections

USA - December 22 2021 The City Council of New York City unanimously passed legislation giving non-U.S. citizens the right to vote in local elections starting on January 9…

Senate Advisor Rejects BBBA’s Provision on Work Authorization for Certain Unauthorized Aliens

USA - December 17 2021 Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough has ruled for a third time that specific immigration provisions in the Build Back Better Act (BBBA)…

ICE: I-9 Flexibility to Continue Through April 2022

USA - December 17 2021 Employees who work exclusively in a remote setting due to COVID-19 continue to be temporarily exempt from the in-person requirements associated with…

USCIS Temporarily Waives 60-Day Rule for Civil Surgeon Signatures

USA - December 16 2021 Applicants for Adjustment of Status to Permanent Residence will have more than 60 days after completing their medical Examinations to file their…

New U.S. Requirements for International Travel in Response to COVID-19 Omicron Variant

USA - December 13 2021 In response to the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Administration is expanding COVID-19 mitigation and tightening international travel requirements…

DHS Proposes Adding Mandatory Social Media Information to ESTA Process

USA - December 7 2021 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it plans to add mandatory social media collection to the Electronic System for Travel…

Major Immigration Law Changes in House’s Build Back Better Act

USA - December 3 2021 The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) (H.R. 5376) by a vote of 220-213. Supported by the Biden Administration and…

USCIS Reaches Settlement Agreement for H-1B Petitions in Madkudu v. USCIS

USA - December 2 2021 USCIS entered into a settlement agreement in Madkudu v. USCIS that may signal changes in how USCIS will determine which positions qualify as a…