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May 07, 2024
Grace Parsons

Be Aware of Scams Targeting People in Immigration Court Proceedings – Aviso de Estafas Dirigidas a Personas que se Encuentran en Proceso con la Corte de Inmigración

(Spanish Below – Español Abajo) In recent years, more immigration court hearings have been taking place virtually. In certain cases, rather than having to travel to the nearest immigration court (which could be hours away), immigrants and their attorneys have...

April 09, 2024
Anna Buskila

USCIS Issues New Guidance on Medical Exams Removing Expiration Date

On April 4, 2024, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new policy guidance stating that immigration medical exams (Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical examination and vaccination Record) properly completed and signed by a civil surgeon on or after...

April 04, 2024
Aaron Lawee

Texas Immigration Law Updates

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals just blocked the draconian Texas immigration law, known as SB4, from going into effect. This temporarily ends the confusion about whether the law can be enforced while its constitutionality is decided. What is the...

March 20, 2024
Tahreem Kalam

USCIS cuts short EAD validity dates for for H-4, L-2, and E-3 EAD renewals as part of “Batch” processing.

USCIS has indicated that it will be adjudicating certain I-765 EAD renewals in 'batches' in order to streamline processing of the EAD cards on their end. As a result, the end validity date printed on the EAD cards will be...

March 01, 2024
Anna Buskila

Eligible Ukrainians Can Now Apply for Re-Parole

Effective Feb. 27, 2024, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) started accepting and considering, on a case-by-case basis, re-parole applications for certain Ukrainians and their immediate family members paroled into the United States. The extraordinary circumstances in Ukraine that...

February 19, 2024
Grace Parsons

How Do I Check the Status of My Case Pending with USCIS?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that adjudicates various immigration petitions and applications. While many immigration processes also involve separate steps with other agencies - such as the Department of State,...

February 16, 2024
Chandni Shah

Deferred Enforced Departure Granted for Palestinians Amidst Deteriorating Humanitarian Conditions in Gaza

In response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Palestine, and primarily in Gaza, President Biden has authorized deferred enforced departure (DED) for certain Palestinians in the United States.  The memorandum, released on February 14, 2024, grants deferral of removal and...

February 05, 2024
Amanda Rizzo

USCIS Is Increasing Filing Fees and Premium Processing Timelines on April 1, 2024

On January 30, 2024, USCIS published a final rule to adjust its filing fees, stating in a press release that “the current fee schedule falls far short in recovering the full cost of agency operations, including the necessary expansion of...

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