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Immigration Update

In this edition, find out more about the State Department’s announcement regarding changes in the vaccination requirements for immigrants and certain nonimmigrants; the registration period beginning for the Diversity Visa 2023 program; the State Department’s update on plans for complying with recent Diversity Visa court orders, and more. State Dept. Announces Changes in Vaccination Requirements […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find information on how the resolution that avoided a government shutdown contained provisions to aid Afghans, a judge ordered the Biden administration to hold thousands of diversity visas past expiration, how the DHS proposed a new DACA rule, and more. Continuing Resolution to Fund Government Until December 3 Includes Provisions to Aid […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about Biden’s new vaccine policy for international travelers, CBP announcing an extension of temporary restrictions on travelers crossing U.S. land borders, how the EB-5 Regional Center program’s lapse is stranding investors, and more. Biden Admin Announces New Policy: Vaccines, Testing Required for International Travelers to United States The Biden administration announced […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about the Senate parliamentarian’s rejection of inclusion of immigration language in $3.5 trillion bill, a district court vacating the H-1B lottery wage-based final rule, the State Department announcing a tiered triage of immigrant visa applications at U.S. Embassies and Consulates, and more. Senate Parliamentarian Rejects Inclusion of Immigration Language in $3.5 […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about the new House budget reconciliation bill that includes immigration provisions, a report that the USCIS is expediting Afghan petitions, the USCIS extending evidence of status for conditional permanent residents to 24 Months with pending form I-751 or I-829, and more. House Budget Reconciliation Bill Includes Immigration Provisions The proposed House of […]

Creating a Path to Citizenship: Update on President Biden’s Legislative Proposal for Immigration Reform

Within his first 100 days of office, President Biden introduced a 353-page comprehensive immigration reform bill that would provide a path to citizenship to undocumented children, address the root causes of migration, make efforts to responsibly manage the southern border, reform the immigrant visa system, and serve other goals. But what are the odds that […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about the DHS extending I-9 flexibility to end of December, the State Department releasing guidance on immigrant visa prioritization, the DHS and OFLC releasing Hurricane Ida-related guidance, and more. DHS Extends I-9 Flexibility to End of December The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an extension until December 31, 2021, of […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about COVID vaccinations being required for many green card applicants, the Justice Department settling immigration-related discrimination claims with a large health care organization, and the DHS releasing guidance for immigration processing of Afghan citizens fleeing Afghanistan. COVID Vaccinations to be Required for Many Green Card Applicants With few exceptions, those applying […]

Meet the New Director of the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services: Ur Jaddou, Reformer & Daughter of Immigrants

On August 3rd, Ur Mendoza Jaddou, a daughter of immigrants, was confirmed by the Senate to serve as director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Once again, Ms. Jaddou’s appointment signals the Biden Administration’s commitment to revitalizing a fair and humane immigration system. Not only is Ms. Jaddou the daughter of immigrants from Mexico […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about the cap being reached for remaining H-2B visas for FY 2021, USCIS extending flexibilities through October for certain OPT applicants, and a federal court ordering the State Department to adjudicate more than 9,000 DV-2020 visas. Cap Reached for Remaining H-2B Visas for Returning Workers for FY 2021 As of August […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about the release of the Visa Bulletin for September 2021, USCIS temporarily extending validity periods of medical exam and vaccination record forms, and USCIS expanding its partnership with the social security administration. Visa Bulletin for September 2021 Released The Department of State’s Visa Office released the Visa Bulletin for September 2021. […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about the Biden Administration’s plan to develop vaccine requirements for most travelers, a suit brought against USCIS by a group of Indian and Chinese immigrants over risks of Green Card loss, an announcement from USCIS regarding RFEs for I-693s, and more. Biden Administration Develops Plan to Require Full Vaccination for Most […]