Ian Love

  • USCIS Updates Guidance in Policy Manual to Improve Immigration Services

    USCIS Updates Guidance in Policy Manual to Improve Immigration Services

    USCIS has announced three updates to the USCIS Policy Manual to improve immigration services.

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  • DHS to Announce Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Registration for Haitian Nationals

    DHS to Announce Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Registration for Haitian Nationals

    DHS has announced an 18-month extension of TPS designation for Haitian nationals. The designation will begin on the date that the notice is published in the Federal Register.

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  • DHS Opens Registration for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Burmese Nationals

    DHS Opens Registration for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Burmese Nationals

    DHS has announced that it will allow Burmese nationals to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

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  • AILA Sues DHS to Enjoin H-1B Final Rule

    AILA Sues DHS to Enjoin H-1B Final Rule

    On May 17, 2021, a group of employers filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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  • DOL Delays Effective Date of Final Wage Rule

    DOL Delays Effective Date of Final Wage Rule

    The Department of Labor has published a final rule in the Federal Register to further delay the effective date of the prevailing wage rule.

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  • USCIS Announces Updates for Rescheduling Biometrics Appointments

    USCIS Announces Updates for Rescheduling Biometrics Appointments

    Effective May 12, 2021, USCIS is permitting individuals to reschedule their biometrics services appointment.

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  • DHS Plans to Continue the International Entrepreneur Parole Program

    DHS Plans to Continue the International Entrepreneur Parole Program

    DHS will issue a proposed rule to cancel the elimination of the International Entrepreneur (IE) Parole program.

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  • ICE Extends COVID-19 Guidance for International Students Through 2021-22 Academic Year

    ICE Extends COVID-19 Guidance for International Students Through 2021-22 Academic Year

    ICE announced that it will continue to allow international students to take more courses online during the 2021-2022 academic year.

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  • USCIS Reinstates Policy of Deference to Prior Determinations When Adjudicating Extension Requests

    USCIS Reinstates Policy of Deference to Prior Determinations When Adjudicating Extension Requests

    USCIS has issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual instructing officers to revert to long-standing guidance originally issued in 2004.

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  • May 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    May 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    The State Department has released the May 2021 Visa Bulletin, which brings advancement in multiple employment-based categories.

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  • USCIS Expands Online Filing for F-1 Students

    USCIS Expands Online Filing for F-1 Students

    USCIS announced that F-1 students seeking OPT can file their Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, electronically if they are filing in certain categories.

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  • Biden Administration Cancels Presidential Proclamation 10052

    Biden Administration Cancels Presidential Proclamation 10052

    Presidential Proclamation 10052, which temporarily suspended the entry of certain H-1B, H-2B, J, and L nonimmigrants into the U.S., expired on March 31, 2021.

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  • USCIS Concludes Initial H-1B Electronic Registration Selection

    USCIS Concludes Initial H-1B Electronic Registration Selection

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received enough initial electronic registrations to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap, including the master’s cap.

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  • House Approves Two Immigration-Related Bills

    House Approves Two Immigration-Related Bills

    On Thursday, March 18, 2021, the House approved the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.

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  • USCIS May Reconsider H-1B Petitions Previously Denied Under Rescinded Policy Memos

    USCIS May Reconsider H-1B Petitions Previously Denied Under Rescinded Policy Memos

    USCIS announced that it may reconsider denials made on H-1B petitions if the denial was based on one of three rescinded policy memos.

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  • Interview Waiver Eligibility Extended for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

    Interview Waiver Eligibility Extended for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

    The State Department and DHS granted consular officers greater authority to waive in-person interview requirements for individuals who are applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification.

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  • USCIS Extends Flexibilities for Some Applicants Filing Form I-765

    USCIS Extends Flexibilities for Some Applicants Filing Form I-765

    Effective immediately, USCIS has announced flexibilities for some foreign students whose receipt notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, have been delayed.

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  • President Biden Revokes Trump Administration’s Immigrant Visa Suspension

    President Biden Revokes Trump Administration’s Immigrant Visa Suspension

    Effective immediately, President Biden has revoked Proclamation 10014, which was issued by the Trump administration to suspend the entry of certain foreign nationals into the U.S.

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  • USCIS Announces Return to 2008 Naturalization Civics Test

    USCIS Announces Return to 2008 Naturalization Civics Test

    On March 1, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will return to using the 2008 version of its naturalization civics test.

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  • North American Border Closures Extended Through March 21, 2021

    North American Border Closures Extended Through March 21, 2021

    Due to COVID-19, U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada border closures will be extended through March 21, 2021. The border closures were set to expire on February 21, 2021.

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