Author: Larrabee

2024 DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY – ONLINE ENTRY PERIOD

14:48 04 October in News Updates
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DV-2024 Program Begins Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 12:00 noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Ends on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time (EST)   The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (also known as the Green Card or DV Lottery) provides immigrant visas each federal fiscal year for...

IMMIGRATION UPDATE 10.04.2022

14:30 04 October in News Updates
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IMMIGRATION UPDATE - October 4, 2022 HEADLINES   Agencies Release Hurricane Ian-Related Guidance – The Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification and the Department of Homeland Security, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, released guidance related to the effects of...

IMMIGRATION UPDATE 9.28.2022

15:37 28 September in News Updates
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IMMIGRATION UPDATE - September 28, 2022 HEADLINES COVID-Related Restrictions Expected to Ease at Canadian Border – According to unofficial reports, by the end of September, Canada may drop its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for travelers entering Canada from the United States via the Detroit-Windsor border. Canada may also...

IMMIGRATION UPDATE 8.29.2022

21:51 29 August in News Updates
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IMMIGRATION UPDATE - August 29, 2022 HEADLINES DHS Announces Final Rule to 'Preserve and Fortify' DACA Policy – The rule, effective October 31, 2022, continues the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy announced in a 2012 memorandum that DACA recipients should not be a priority for removal. USCIS...

IMMIGRATION UPDATE 8.23.2022

13:59 24 August in News Updates
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IMMIGRATION UPDATE - August 23, 2022 BREAKING NEWS USCIS REACHES FISCAL YEAR 2023 H-1B CAP -- Today USCIS announced it has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap ,and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as...

IMMIGRATION UPDATE 8.16.2022

22:07 16 August in News Updates
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IMMIGRATION UPDATE - August 16, 2022 HEADLINES USCIS Visa Bulletin for September Notes 'Steady Increase' in Demand for Employment-Based Visas – The Department of State's (DOS) Visa Bulletin for September notes a steady increase in both U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of State demand patterns for...

USCIS Announces Expansion of Premium Processing Service for Certain I-140 Immigrant Petitions

18:25 24 May in News Updates
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today the first implementation phase of the previously announced premium processing expansion. This expansion applies to certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 (E-13) multinational executive and manager classification or the EB-2 (E-21)...

Can Blockchain be Used for Travel or Immigration?

16:58 16 May in LAC Blog
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We all have heard about blockchain and crypto currency or Bitcoin, but some of us may not fully understand it. There are many definitions of blockchain, but essentially, it is a decentralized, publicly accessible network that is highly secured. In other words, blockchain is a...

Ukraine designated for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

16:37 04 March in News Updates
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Secretary Mayorkas Designates Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months   The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. “Russia’s premeditated and unprovoked attack on Ukraine has resulted in an ongoing war, senseless violence, and Ukrainians...