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Certain individuals who apply for an extension of their previously-approved Employment Authorization Document (EAD) from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are eligible for an automatic extension of their employment authorization after the expiration of their current EAD. Previously, that automatic extension period was limited to 180 days after the expiration date listed […]
President Biden Announces United for Ukraine program, Expanding Opportunities for Ukrainian Citizens to Come to the United States. The United for Ukraine program is a streamlined process for Ukrainian citizens who have been displaced by Russian aggression to apply for humanitarian parole in the United States. Beginning April 25, 2022, U.S. citizens and organizations can apply to sponsor Ukrainian […]
The fundamental requirement of an H-1 is the position offered must require at least a Bachelor’s degree or higher, or their equivalent. Note that the equivalent means experience which equals a bachelor’s degree from a university that gives people college credits for work experience.
USCIS Announces New Actions to Reduce Backlogs, Expand Premium Processing, and Provide Relief to Work Permit Holders
CIS Has Announced Significant Improvements to Try and Reduce Their Backlogs of Cases as well as Broadening the Types of Cases which Can Use Premium Processing to Shorten Adjudication Times This Will All Help to Make Cases Go Faster and Hopefully Make Life Better for Everyone Involved in the Immigration Process.
and Security (DHS) today announced the designation of Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Only individuals who are already residing in the United States as of March 15, 2022, will be eligible for TPS.
United States companies with a parent, subsidiary, or affiliate company, or a branch office, in another country may petition to transfer an Executive or Manager from the company abroad to the company in the United States. To qualify, the employee’s position must meet the definition of “executive capacity” or “managerial capacity” included in the Immigration […]
The initial registration period for the FY2023 H-1B cap opened on March 1, 2022, and will run through 12:00 noon (ET) on March 18, 2022. After the registration period closes, and no later than March 31, 2022, USCIS will randomly select registrations from the ones it has received and will electronically notify employers and their attorneys if an employee’s registration has been selected.
Last week we provided an article on updates to the adjudication of NIW cases. Today we highlight how this new guidance will help investors who apply for NIW petitions. It is important that investors that employ US workers appear to have an advantage now in these cases. The below paragraphs are from the article “Did […]
Placing a Request to Interfile or Transfer the Preference Category of a Pending I-485 Adjustment of Status Application
Referred article from AILA Doc. No. 20022600: Mary is an Outstanding Researcher. Her employer filed an I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, in the EB-1 category and it was approved. Mary then filed an I-485, Application to Adjust Status, and all was well until her EB-1 visa category “retrogressed,” leaving her to wait for an […]