Policy Update by USCIS to Extend Green Cards for Applicants of Naturalization Automatically

USCIS is updating its Policy Manual, which will automatically extend the validity of Green Cards for those who possess lawful permanent resident (LPR) status and have applied for citizenship by naturalization....

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Online Filing for Affirmative Asylum Applications is Available Now

Over 8.8 million requests for immigration benefits and other requests were submitted to USCIS in 2021. The aggregate number of forms filed electronically has dramatically grown since the introduction of online filing in 2017. Online applications, pet...

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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

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

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

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

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)

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 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

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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