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    USCIS Releases 22 New Fact Sheets for those Eligible to Naturalize

    Posted on June 15, 2022

    In late May, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rolled out 22 new fact sheets on the naturalization process in an attempt by the Biden Administration to encourage eligible individuals to undergo the naturalization process. USCIS conducted research on the green card populations in select cities (Florida, Indiana, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Texas, South Caroline, Wisconsin and North Carolina) to create the new documents. The sheets provide data on "select characteristics of people with Lawful Permanent Residence (LPR) status, also known as Green Card holders." The Biden Administration has made a concerted effort to reduce the barriers to the…

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    Key Documents For Every H1B Employer to Save in their Public Access File

    Posted on June 13, 2022

    All organizations in the United States that have H1B employees are required to maintain certain records for each worker in what is known as a public access file (PAF) for the purpose of public inspection and to meet H-1B laws. Without public access files maintained, a company sets itself up for serious penalties if there is an audit requested. In this post, we'll explore the six key documents that need to be included in each H1B worker's public access file. (more…)

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    Complete Guide to the Child Status Protection Act

    Posted on June 07, 2022

    The immigration process can seem cumbersome and with delays still a reality from the global pandemic in 2020, some immigrants who filed petitions under the classification of  'children' and now have turned 21 may wonder what their legal rights are and if they still qualify for child status. Fortunately, there are protections in place for these very situations.  The Child Status Protection Act, (CSPA) was enacted on August 6, 2002 and safeguards the child status for individuals who have aged out (turned 21) prior to their visa being issued as a result of processing visa delays. (more…)

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    USCIS Expanding Premium Processing for Some I-140 Petitions

    Posted on June 02, 2022

    In an official final rule published on May 24, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it would implement premium processing for certain pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, filed under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications in an effort to "increase efficiency and reduce burdens to the overall legal immigration system." The backlogs are a result largely in part of the pandemic and delays caused by it. As of January 2022, USCIS had a staggering 5 million cases backlogged. USCIS has laid out a phased approach in which it plans to make the expansion. It is limited…

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    Additional H-2B Visa Available for Second Half of 2022

    Posted on May 25, 2022

    Many business owners and employers in the U.S. will be happy to know that the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor has made  35,000 additional H-2B seasonal foreign worker visas available for the second half of 2022. These are specifically for employed workers on or after April 1, 2022, through September 30, 2022. These additional H-2B visas will help employers meet the demand for seasonal workers at this most critical time, when there is a serious labor shortage,” said Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas.  “The visas are accompanied by significant worker protections and provide a safe and lawful…

  • tps requirements

    TPS Requirements & Eligibility Complete Guide 2022

    Posted on May 24, 2022

    Ukraine and Sudan are the two most recent countries to receive Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) due to the unsafe living conditions from the war with Russia and political unrest in Sudan. There are about 59,600 individuals from Ukraine in the U.S. who may be eligible for TPS, and approximately 3,090 individuals are eligible for TPS under the designation of Sudan. Discover TPS requirements, eligibility, how to file a TPS application, and more. (more…)

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    July 2022 Visa Bulletin: Analysis & Predictions

    Posted on May 13, 2022

    One of the most significant parts of getting a green card in the U.S. is waiting for your priority date to be current. For those that have invested the time, effort, and money into an immigrant visa, questions arise such as "How long will it take for my date to be current?" and "Can I speed this process up?" We provide regular monthly updates on the most recent visa bulletin, analyze the date movements, and predict upcoming months to help answer these questions. This month, we'll go over the June 2022 visa bulletin. (more…)

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    Work Permit (EAD) Renewal: The Complete Guide 2022

    Posted on May 11, 2022

    Getting your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) will not be the last time you have to go through the process. Your EAD has an expiration date, and you should be well prepared and ready for a work permit renewal long before that date. This 2022 complete guide is the first significant step in that preparation. We'll go over the work permit renewal process, I-765 filing fee, EAD renewal processing time, and more. (more…)