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Policy Guidance Issued by USCIS on the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022
Policy Guidance Issued by USCIS on the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022

USCIS has issued policy guidance related to an EB-5 modernization rule on immigrant investors that a federal court set aside on June 22, 2021. The most prominent highlights in the guidance are as follows:...

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DHS Publishes Final Rule on Public Charge Inadmissibility
DHS Publishes Final Rule on Public Charge Inadmissibility

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently announced a final rule to clarify the public charge inadmissibility aiming to reduce fear and confusion among both immigrants and U.S. citizens. The rule aims to ensure fair and consistent a...

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USCIS Announces Update on O-1 Petitions Guidance with a Focus on STEM Fields
USCIS Announces Update on O-1 Petitions Guidance with a Focus on STEM Fields

With an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently updated its Policy Manual to offer further advice on the types of evidence that can be used to support...

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US Senate & House of Representatives Introduce America’s CHILDREN Act
US Senate & House of Representatives Introduce America’s CHILDREN Act

The legislation aims to bring a problem that most Americans are unaware of to a sound solution. More specifically, documented children of long-term visa holders who have grown up and completed their educational attainments in the United States would ...

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Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applicants Should Send Their Medical Forms ASAP for More Efficient Processing
Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applicants Should Send Their Medical Forms ASAP for More Efficient Processing

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that they are collaborating with the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in processing employment-based immigrant visas for applicants living outside the US. In a recent announcement, US...

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Policy Alert | U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Policy Alert | U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently issued a new policy on the 3- and 10-year bars. As it is known, under section INA 212(a)(9)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), noncitizens are inadmissible if they accrue m...

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A New Temporary Final Rule by USCIS Regarding Employment Authorization Documents
A New Temporary Final Rule by USCIS Regarding Employment Authorization Documents

A recent Temporary Final Rule by USCIS increases the automatic extension period regarding Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) for certain eligible Form I-765 renewal applicants to 540 days from their expiration date specified on their existing E...

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USCIS Announces to Implement Risk-Based Approach for Conditional Permanent Resident Interviews
USCIS Announces to Implement Risk-Based Approach for Conditional Permanent Resident Interviews

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) earlier announced a new policy update to adopt a risk-based approach when waiving interviews for conditional permanent residents (CPR), filing a petition to remove the conditions on their permanent re...

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A New Visa Category for Entrepreneurs and Opportunities for Foreign Ph.D. Holders on STEM
A New Visa Category for Entrepreneurs and Opportunities for Foreign Ph.D. Holders on STEM

Congress initiated legislation considering the need for dynamic entrepreneurship for bolstering resiliency in the markets and the requirement for competitiveness against increasing dependence on China’s skilled workforce, particularly in STEM fields....

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The U.S. Prepares to Welcome 100.000 Ukrainian Refugees Fleeing Russia’s War in Ukraine
The U.S. Prepares to Welcome 100.000 Ukrainian Refugees Fleeing Russia’s War in Ukraine

On March 24, 2022, the Biden administration announced that the U.S. would provide refuge to 100.000 Ukrainians and others fleeing from Russia’s Invasion. Many countries, including Poland, Romania, Moldova, and Germany, have hosted around four million...

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