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Parolees Can Now File Form I-765 Online

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that certain parolees can now file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online. Most individuals paroled into the United States for urgent humanitarian or significant public benefit purposes under INA 212(d)(5) are eligible to seek employment authorization under category (c)(11). Please see the Form I-765 instructions for more information. Effective immediately, applicants …

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Extension of Temporary Waiver of 60-Day Rule for Civil Surgeon Signatures on Form I-693

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending our temporary waiver of the requirement that civil surgeons must sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, no more than 60 days before an individual applies for the underlying immigration benefit (including Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status).The waiver was originally …

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USCIS Extends Green Card Validity Extension to 24 Months for Green Card Renewals

Effective Sept. 26, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is automatically extending the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) to 24 months for lawful permanent residents who file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.Lawful permanent residents who properly file Form I-90 to renew an expiring or expired Green Card …

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Extension and Redesignation of TPS for Burma

On Sept. 26, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice extending and redesignating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Burma for 18 months. The 18-month extension of TPS for Burma is effective Nov. 26, 2022, through May 25, 2024. This extension allows existing TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through May 25, …

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USCIS DACA Final Rule Reminders

On Aug. 24, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule that will preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. The new rule: Maintains the existing threshold criteria for DACA; Retains the existing process for DACA requestors to seek employment authorization; and Affirms the longstanding policy that DACA …

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Immigration Help Available to Those Affected by Natural Disasters and Other Unforeseen Circumstances

  From USCIS: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reminds the public that we offer immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters in the United States and abroad. Examples of unforeseen circumstances include, but are not limited to, the flooding in Pakistan and Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico.The following measures may be available …

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USCIS to Implement Next Phase of Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing the next phase of the premium processing expansion for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Similar to the first phase and second phase of the expansion, this phase only applies to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions under an E13 …

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USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of FY 2023

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2023. Sept. 12, 2022 was the final receipt date for new cap-subject H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before April 1, 2023. USCIS …

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USCIS Resumes Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program Operations

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is resuming operations under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) program beginning with pending CFRP program applications. In September, USCIS will begin mailing program information notices to petitioners with pending CFRP program applications. Petitioners should review the information carefully for updates and other information about next steps.    USCIS also has begun mailing interview notices to CFRP program petitioners with instructions for the beneficiary interview. On Aug. 18, …

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Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

On Sept. 2, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice extending and expanding eligibility for Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians for 24 months. On June 27, 2022, President Biden issued a Memorandum on Extending and Expanding Eligibility for Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians to the secretaries of state and homeland security …

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Eligible Liberians may apply for EADs through June 30, 2024

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today published a Federal Register notice for the extension and expansion of eligibility for Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians and explaining how eligible Liberians may apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). On June 27, President Biden issued a memorandum extending and expanding DED for Liberians for 24 months. Eligible Liberian nationals covered …

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