Author: Larrabee

Biden Administration Plans to Rescind COVID-19 Travel Bans and Instead Required Proof of Vaccination

18:19 21 September in News Updates

The below summary is courtesy of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  Please note that the restriction on non-essential travel at the U.S. / Canada and U.S./ Mexico land borders remains in place and has been extended until at least October 21, 2021. _________________________________________________ [On Monday, September 20th,...


17:36 16 September in News Updates

IMMIGRATION UPDATE - September 16, 2021 HEADLINES DHS Continues TPS Designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal – DHS announced the automatic extension of temporary protected status designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal. The automatic extension of TPS-related documentation...

State Department Issues October 2021 Visa Bulletin

20:10 14 September in News Updates

The U.S. Department of State has posted the Visa Bulletin For October 2021 (  In addition to the Chart A/ Final Action priority dates and Chart B/ Dates for Filing priority dates, the bulletin includes the Diversity Visa FY2022 results; information on the scheduled expiration of...

What is the importance of the timing of the filing of the required Form I-693, Medical Examination and Vaccination Report for Adjustment of Status, I-485 Applicants?

21:50 05 September in LAC Blog

All green card applicants seeking adjustment of status in the U.S.  through the filing of Form I-485 are required to complete Form I-693, Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (“Medical Report), prepared by a USCIS authorized civil surgeon (  The U.S. Citizenship and immigration Service (USCIS),...


20:45 09 August in News Updates

IMMIGRATION UPDATE - August 9, 2021 HEADLINES 1. Biden Administration Develops Plan to Require Full Vaccination for Most Travelers to United States – The Biden administration is developing a "phased" plan to require most travelers to the United States to be fully vaccinated, with exceptions. The idea...

USCIS Conducts Second Random Selection from Previously Submitted FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registrations

22:15 30 July in News Updates

In March 2021, USCIS conducted an initial random selection on properly submitted electronic registrations for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap, including for beneficiaries eligible for the advanced degree exemption. Per regulation, USCIS uses historical data related to approvals, denials, revocations, and other relevant factors to calculate...


22:31 27 July in News Updates

IMMIGRATION UPDATE - July 27, 2021 HEADLINES International Travel 1. U.S. Extends Nonessential Travel Restrictions at Canada, Mexico Land Borders through at least August 31; Canada Opens to U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents August 9 – Canadians and many other U.S.-bound international travelers can fly into the United States if...