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May 23, 2022
Chandni Shah

Reasons to Maintain Your Nonimmigrant Status as an Adjustment of Status Applicant

Many people who apply for a green card within the United States (called an application for “Adjustment of Status”) must be in lawful immigration status at the time they file their application. Although it is not necessary to maintain your...

May 17, 2022
Courtney Wachal

An Overview of O-1 Nonimmigrant Status

If you were not selected in the H-1B lottery, you feel you may have exhausted all other visa options and you consider yourself to be at the top of your field, then an O-1 visa may be the right option...

May 10, 2022
Beata Leja

INA 212(d)(3) Waivers for Nonimmigrants Found Ineligible for a Temporary Visa Forgive Many Grounds of Inadmissibility

Some nonimmigrants applying for a visa to enter the U.S. temporarily are found inadmissible for a variety of reasons and therefore unable to obtain their visa and enter the country until their ground of inadmissibility is waived. Fortunately, INA 212(d)(3)...

May 03, 2022
Ana Valenzuela

DHS Announces Temporary Increase of the Automatic Extension Period of Employment Authorization and Documentation for Certain Renewal Applicants

In light of increased processing times, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is announcing a temporary increase of the automatic extension for certain renewal applicants in order to avoid a lapse in employment authorization and/or documentation while their applications remain...

April 27, 2022
Anna Buskila

“Uniting for Ukraine” Program Starts on April 25, 2022

President Biden’s Uniting for Ukraine program allows Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who are outside the U.S. to temporarily come to the U.S. on a parole for a two-year period. Ukrainian beneficiaries cannot directly apply for parole through...

April 21, 2022
Anna Buskila

Biden Follows Through on Promise to Accept 100,000 Ukrainian Refugees into the U.S. and Announces New “Uniting for Ukraine” Program for Ukrainians Fleeing Russia’s Invasion to Begin on April 25, 2022

As the war in Ukraine is nearing the two-month mark, the Biden Administration announced plans today to launch a new streamlined program to expedite the arrival of Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion.  About a month ago, President Biden pledged to accept...

April 19, 2022
Aaron Lawee

Update to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukrainians Allows Those Residing in the U.S. Since April 11, 2022 to Apply for Work Permit & Protection

On April 19, 2022, the Biden administration finally began accepting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applications for Ukrainians and also implemented several welcome changes that will allow many more Ukrainians to apply for this temporary benefit. On March 3, 2022, the...

April 11, 2022
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

U.S. to Change Asylum Procedures for Immigrants Seeking Asylum at the Border

On March 29, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which houses USCIS, and the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) which oversees the U.S. Immigration court system announced an interim final rule that is slated to...

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