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Announcement: TPS for Somalia Extended and Redesignated!

Secretary Mayorkas Announces Extension and Redesignation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status Release Date: July 19, 2024 Redesignation Allows Additional Newly Eligible Somali Nationals to Apply for TPS and Employment Authorization Documents  WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced the extension and redesignation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status for 18 months, from September 18, 2024, to

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USCIS Issues Policy Guidance on Children’s Acquisition of Citizenship

USCIS Issues Policy Guidance on Children’s Acquisition of Citizenship USCIS is updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding provisions for children’s acquisition of citizenship. USCIS updated its guidance on children’s acquisition of citizenship in response to public feedback. It also updated guidance based on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Sessions v. Morales-Santana, 582 U.S. 47 (2017), and clarified other

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2024 August Visa Bulletin and USCIS Adjustment of Status Filing Chart

Visa Bulletin for August 2024 The Dept of State has posted the August 2024 Visa Bulletin. It lists final action dates and filing dates for August 2024. The Visa Bulletin contains an update on Diversity Visa availability and Employment Based 3rd Preference retrogression expectation to be unavailable in September 2024. A prior Visa Bulletin noted the extending of the Employment Fourth

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DHS announces extension and redesignation of TPS for Yemen; certain EADs will be extended through September 3, 2025.

DHS announces extension and redesignation of TPS for Yemen; certain EADs will be extended through September 3, 2025. On July 8, 2024, DHS announced the extension and redesignation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, through March 3, 2026. This means that certain individuals are eligible to apply for TPS in the first instance, and current TPS beneficiaries must

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ICE Announced Employment Authorization for Somali F-1 Nonimmigrant Students

ICE Announced Employment Authorization for Somali F-1 Nonimmigrant Students ICE suspended employment restricting regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students from Somalia who are experiencing severe economic hardship effective September 18, 2024, and ending on March 17, 2026. Published on July 22, 2024, in the Federal Register.

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July 2024 Visa Bulletin Update: Indian Visa Applicants Have Unexpected Availability

The July 2024 Visa Bulletin has brought unexpected good news for Indian visa applicants. After months of minimal movement, the bulletin shows significant advancements in several employment-based Green Card categories. Most notably, the EB-1 preference for Indian applicants has jumped ahead by 11 months, and the EB-2 category has advanced by two months. Below, we explain how the visa bulletin

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New Immigration Rule Protects Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens

President Biden’s recent announcement of a new program provides a promising opportunity for thousands of undocumented immigrants married to U.S. citizens to secure permanent residency without leaving the country. Here’s how this new policy can benefit you and how our firm can assist you in navigating this process. Understanding the New Program On Tuesday, June 18, President Biden unveiled a

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2024 July Visa Bulletin and Adjustment of Status Chart

Visa Bulletin for July 2024 The Dept of State posted the July 2024 Visa Bulletin. It lists final action dates and filing dates for July 2024. The Visa Bulletin contains an update on Diversity Visa availability and Employment Based 3rd Preference retrogression expectation to be unavailable in August 2024. A prior Visa Bulletin noted the extending of the Employment Fourth Preference for

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DHS Announces New Process to Promote the Unity and Stability of Families

Fact Sheet: DHS Announces New Process to Promote the Unity and Stability of Families The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced actions to promote family unity in the immigration process, consistent with the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to keeping families together. This announcement utilizes existing authorities to promote family unity, but only Congress can fix our broken immigration system. Under current

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