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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...

IMMIGRATION UPDATE 2.28.2022

19:31 01 March in News Updates
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IMMIGRATION UPDATE - February 28, 2022 HEADLINES Biden Administration Considers TPS, Other Measures for Ukrainians; Advocacy Organizations Weigh In; Consular Services Suspended in Kyiv – The Biden administration is considering implementing protections for Ukrainians in the United States, as Russia invades Ukraine in a rapidly...

FY 2023 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 1

19:09 28 January in News Updates
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USCIS Announces FY2023 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Will Open on March 1   KEY DATES: February 21                         Employers may create new accounts March 1 to March 18           Registrations for individual beneficiaries (employees) may be submitted March 18 to March 31         USCIS will conduct lottery and notify account holders of selections USCIS PRESS...

IMMIGRATION UPDATE 1.24.2022

20:13 24 January in News Updates
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IMMIGRATION UPDATE - January 24, 2022 HEADLINES 1. Biden Administration Implements New Actions to Increase Opportunities for STEM Students, Professionals, Others – Highlights of the new actions announced by the Departments of Homeland Security and State are summarized. 2. USCIS Notes 'Exceptionally High Number' of Employment-Based Green Cards...

IMMIGRATION UPDATE 1.19.2022

20:35 19 January in News Updates
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IMMIGRATION UPDATE - January 19, 2022 HEADLINES IMMIGRANT VISA BULLETIN February Visa Bulletin Warns of High Demand in Employment Fourth Category, Notes Upcoming Expiration of SR Religious Workers Category – High demand in the employment fourth preference category may necessitate the establishment of a worldwide final...

LAC Update: FY2023 H-1B CAP FILINGS

23:08 05 January in News Updates
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The filing window for registration to seek an FY2023 (10/1/2022 to 9/30/2023) H-1B cap-subject or quota number will likely open in March 2022. The earliest start date of employment for selected and approved petitions will be October 1, 2022. What are the H-1B quota limitations? Regular cap (Bachelor's...

IMMIGRATION UPDATE 1.03.2022

23:11 03 January in News Updates
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IMMIGRATION UPDATE - January 3, 2022 HEADLINES INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL / VISA STAMPING 1. Restrictions on Travelers From Southern African Countries Lifted December 31, 2021 – Affected countries include Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. 2. U.S. Passport Fees Rose December 27 – The fee for a...

IMMIGRATION UPDATE – 12.30.2021

18:47 03 January in News Updates
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Important Announcement on Waivers of the Interview Requirement for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has authorized consular officers through the end of 2022 to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain temporary employment nonimmigrant visa applicants...