USCIS Issues Clarifying Guidance for Individuals Authorized to Work Under Special Student Relief Provisions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify the validity period of employment authorization for F-1 nonimmigrant students experiencing severe economic hardship due to emergent circumstanc...

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Designate Turkiye for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)!

In addition, volunteers initiated a public campaign to declare the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Turkey. The United States has a long history of offering assistance, safety, and security to victims of catastrophic events, war, and natural disa...

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Donations for Earthquake in Turkey

Millions of lives in Turkey are still trying to recover from the devastating earthquakes and need our urgent help. In this difficult period, we are reaching out to request your assistance. OGP Law Firm has created a fundraising page in order to assis...

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USCIS Updates Age Calculation Under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) for Certain Applicants for Status Adjustment

In accordance with the Child Status Protection Act, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has provided guidelines in the USCIS Policy Manual on how to determine when an immigrant visa number becomes accessible for this purpose (CSPA) (USCIS, Feb ...

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The initial registration period for the FY 2024 H-1B cap begins on March 1

The initial registration period for the fiscal year 2024 H-1B cap will begin at noon Eastern time on March 1 and last until noon Eastern time on March 17, 2023, according to a statement released by USCIS on Jan 1, 2023. Potential petitioners and repr...

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USCIS Announces Update on Green Card and Employment Authorization Documents

On January 30, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced new designs for Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that will increase the security of these documents. Modern technology is used in the new Green ...

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A New Immigrant Investor Form Published by USCIS

USCIS published a new form, Form I-956K, Registration for Direct and Third-Party Promoters, within the past month. The released form results from the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 which mandates direct and third-party promoters to register wi...

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Latest Update on Future Expansion for F-1 Students and the Final Phase of Premium Processing Expansion for EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

The last stage of the premium processing expansion for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under EB-1 and EB-2 classifications, is being implemented by USCIS. This phase of the expansion is different from previous phases in that it appl...

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Recent Update by USCIS on Available Options for Nonimmigrant Workers Subsequent to Termination of Employment

USCIS released an information note on available options for nonimmigrant workers whose employment relationship with their workplace has been terminated, irrespective of being voluntarily or involuntarily. That is, USCIS summarized these options in re...

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USCIS Announces a Trial for Naturalization Test Updates

According to a recent notice of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS will carry out a trial for updates to the current naturalization test. The naturalization test consists of the following components: reading, writing, civics, and Englis...

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