Biden Announces Immigration Protections for Up to 550,000 Spouses and Children of US Citizens

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Biden Announces Immigration Protections for Up to 550,000 Spouses and Children of US Citizens

On June 18, the Biden administration announced two major new policies which may help provide streamlined paths to legal status for certain long-time undocumented immigrants. The first policy will allow undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens who have been in the country to apply for “parole in place,” a protection against deportation which…

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USCIS Announces New Guidance on Form I-693 Validity Period

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced (PDF, 317.28 KB) that any Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, that was properly completed and signed by a civil surgeon on or after Nov. 1, 2023, does not expire and can be used indefinitely as evidence to show that the applicant is…

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USCIS to publish a revised and improved Form I-9 including an alternative procedure for remote examination of I-9 documents

USCIS will publish a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on August 1, 2023. The new Form I-9 will be fillable on tablets or mobile devices and allow employers enrolled in E-Verify to indicate that they remotely examined identity and employment authorization documents under a new alternative procedure.To…

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USCIS News: USCIS Will Conduct a Second Random Selection from Previously Submitted FY 2024 H-1B Cap Registrations

USCIS in March 2023 conducted an initial random selection of submitted electronic registrations for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 H-1B cap. Only those petitioners with selected registrations for FY 2024 are eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. USCIS determined that they would need to select additional registrations to reach the…

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The DOS will be increasing nonimmigrant visa application processing fees next month

The U.S. Department of State announced they will be increasing nonimmigrant visa application processing fees effective May 30, 2023. These fees required to obtain a visa stamp from the U.S. Consulate/Embassy. This visa stamp allows individuals to travel to and re-enter the U.S. under their applicable visa classification. The new…

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The Biden-Harris Administration will end Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements

On May 1, 2023 the Biden-Harris administration will end Covid-19 vaccination requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11.  HHS and DHS also announced today that they will start the process to end their vaccination requirements for Head Start…

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Certain F 1 Students Now Have Access to USCIS Premium Processing

USCIS announced on March 6, 2023 the expansion of premium processing for certain F-1 students seeking OPT, STEM OPT extensions who have a pending I-765, application for employment authorization, and wish to request a premium processing upgrade. Premium processing expansion for certain F-1 students will occur in phases, and students…

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