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Important H-1B Update: US employers must file H1B petitions for those selected in the H1B lottery before June 30. Litwin & Smith has a long history of success guiding businesses through the filing process. Please contact us today for a free 10-minute consultation.

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How TPS Holders Can Apply for Green Cards

People in the US with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) now have a path to apply for green cards. Under the Trump administration, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had halted a critical process that allowed many foreign nationals to apply for permanent residency. However, the agency has reinstated this process, once more allowing TPS holders to pursue their green

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What Is Temporary Protected Status and What Are the Benefits in 2022?

Early in August, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is reinstating a process that will allow people covered by Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to apply for green cards in the US. This gives thousands of migrants the chance to become permanent residents, including many who technically entered the US

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USCIS Restores Path to Green Cards for TPS Holders

In a significant win for people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), the federal government has officially reinstated a significant process that will allow them to apply for green cards. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will once again permit TPS holders to leave and re-enter the US to receive an official inspection and admission to the

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COVID-19 VACCINE ADVISORY

Individuals submitting Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, on or after October 1, 2021, must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Most applicants filing for adjustment of status to become a lawful permanent resident with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or an immigrant visa application with Department of State (DOS) must submit Form I-693 completed by

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USCIS is no longer applying the Public Charge Rule

USCIS is no Longer Applying the Public Charge Rule Applicants and petitioners should not provide information or evidence related solely to the Public Charge Final Rule. Applicants for adjustment of status should not submit Form I-944, Declaration of Self Sufficiency, or any evidence or documentation required by Form I-944 when they file their Form I-485. Applicants and petitioners for extension

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Employers Prepare For H-1B Season!

Employers Prepare! The FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registration Begins March 9, 2021 The H-1B visa is one of the most coveted non-immigrant visas due to foreign nationals’ ability to have dual intent (the intent to enter the U.S. on a temporary work visa and obtain an adjustment of status to an immigrant visa eventually). However, the U.S. has a cap

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Federal restrictions eased over work visas

The Trump administration issued significant concessions in August relating to immigration restrictions announced in June. The president signed an order on June 22, banning migrants’ entry through the end of 2020 in specific visa categories, including L-1B visas for specialized workers. The suspension does not apply to visa applicants already in-country before the ban took effect on June 24, or

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What you should know about L-1 visas

The L-1 visa program has been invaluable for multinational businesses. It’s important to understand how this program can benefit your business and to understand some of the challenges the program is currently facing. Who is the L-1 visa for? The L-1 visa is a temporary visa for workers who are coming to a U.S. office of a multinational business. It

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Why am I receiving an RFE for my H-1B visa petition?

You worked with your boss to submit your H-1B employment visa petition. A couple months have gone by, and now – instead of receiving your H-1B approval – the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has sent you something called an RFE. Why have you received this, and is it cause for concern? What is an RFE? A Request

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