Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applicants: Send in Your Medical Forms ASAP for More Efficient Processing

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plays a significant role in the processing of employment-based visas, and we want to ensure we use as many available visas as possible in fiscal year (FY) 2022, which ends on Sept. 30, 2022.   We are still doing our part with the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in …

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Justice Department Secures Settlements with 16 Employers for Posting Job Advertisements on College Recruiting Platforms That Discriminated Against Non-U.S. Citizens

The Department of Justice today announced that it signed settlement agreements requiring 16 private employers to pay a total of $832,944 in civil penalties to resolve claims that each company discriminated against non-U.S. citizens in hiring. According to the department, each company posted at least one job announcement excluding non-U.S. citizens on an online job …

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USCIS Transfers Certain H-1B Petitions to the California Service Center

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that certain H-1B petitions and fiscal year (FY) 2023 H-1B cap petitions awaiting intake at the Vermont Service Center (VSC) are being transferred to the California Service Center (CSC) for data entry and adjudication. We are transferring these cases in response to the H-1B receipt issuance delays at …

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DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Cameroon

WASHINGTON— The Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon. This notice provides information about how to register for TPS under Cameroon’s designation. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced the 18-month designation of Cameroon for TPS.The registration process begins on June 7, 2022. All individuals who want to …

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USCIS Updates Public Charge Resources Webpage to Provide Information on the Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility and Public Benefits Available to Noncitizens

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated our public charge resources webpage with more information to help reduce undue fear and confusion among immigrants and their families, including U.S. citizens and their children, that may prevent them from obtaining access to critical government services available to them. USCIS continues to administer the public charge ground of …

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Cap Reached for Additional Returning Worker H-2B Visas for Second Half of FY 2022

From USCIS: Under the recently announced H-2B supplemental cap temporary final rule increasing the cap by up to 35,000 additional H-2B nonimmigrant visas through the end of fiscal year (FY) 2022, USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the cap for the additional 23,500 visas made available for returning workers only. We continue to accept petitions for …

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Immigration Help Available to Those Affected by Special Situations, Including the Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reminds the public that we offer immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including the shooting in Uvalde, Texas.The following measures may be available on a case-by-case basis upon request:·     -  Changing a nonimmigrant status or extending a nonimmigrant stay for an individual currently in the United States. If …

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DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Afghanistan. This notice provides information about how to register for TPS under Afghanistan’s designation. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced the 18-month designation of Afghanistan for TPS. The registration process begins on May 20, 2022. All individuals who want …

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Justice Department Secures Settlement with UPS to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims

The Department of Justice announced today that it reached a settlement with United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS). The settlement resolves the department’s claims that UPS violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) when it discriminated against a non-U.S. citizen by requesting that he present additional documents to prove his permission to work after the worker …

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USCIS to Welcome 21,000 New Citizens in Celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day this year by welcoming 21,000 new citizens in 335 naturalization ceremonies across the country between Sept. 17 and 23. “It is an honor to welcome so many new Americans this Citizenship Day and Constitution Day,” said USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou. “Citizenship Day …

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