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Immigration Attorney from JCL Immigration Presented: Immigration Options for Caregivers, Nurses, and Others December 8, 2022

 

12/8/2022, Source

Diversity Visa 2024 (Green Card Lottery) Registration starts on Oct 5 2022 12 noon EST and ends on
Nov 8, 2022 12 noon EST.
Please see this for detailed instructions provided by Department of State:  Diversity Visa Instructions (state.gov).

10/4/2022, Source

Latest: USCIS clarifies Covid related relief will not be considered “public charges inadmissibility”

6/3/2022, Source

Town Hall Meeting for U.S. Citizens by U.S. Embassy in Tokyo

5/12/2022, Source

USCIS Extends Validity of Eligible EAD for One Additional Year. USCIS has just announced that effective on May 4, 2022, EADs that are eligible for the automatic 180 days extension (Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension | USCIS) will receive an additional 360 days of automatic extension. The total automatic extension will reach up to 540 days. (See: USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Work Permits for Certain Applicants | USCIS). USCIS is increasing the automatic extension period to allow them to reduce their backlog. This is most welcome news because people’s work and livelihood is affected by the delay in EAD processing. We applaud USCIS’ flexibility and action on this issue.

5/3/2022, Source

May Visa Bulletin is Out. EB-5 category reinstated.

4/13/2022, Source

USCIS Announces Goals for Faster Processing, adding certain I-140, I-539, and I-765 to applications eligible for premium processing.

3/30/2022, Source

New I-94 Designation Makes it Easier for E-1, E-2, E-3, and L-2 Spouses to Demonstrate Work Authorization.

3/25/2022, Source

USCIS Updates Policy Manual to Shows E and L Spouses Can Work in the US.

3/19/2022, Source

Congress to Reauthorize EB-5 Investor Green Card Program for Regional Centers through 2027.

3/12/2022, Source

USCIS Designates Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status for 18 months.

3/3/2022, Source

US urges US citizens to leave Russia immediately.

2/27/2022, Source

USCIS announces FY2023 H-1B Cap Registration.

1/28/2022, Source

STEM fields given priority for immigration by Biden Administration.

1/21/2022, Source

Some visa applicants may not need interviews.

1/14/2022, Source

Updated Covid testing requirements – must be within 24 hours of boarding flights coming to the US, regardless of vaccination status and citizenships (including US citizens)

12/6/2021, Source

USCIS temporarily waive “60 days” rules of medical examination validity period prior to submission.

12/9/2021, Source

December 2021 Visa Bulletin shows that EB-5 direct investment is “current” for all countries, including investors born in mainland China – first time in many years. Investors in “regional centers” category remain “unavailable” as the law authorizing the regional center program has not been renewed by Congress. This significant movement may prompt a more serious consideration in the EB-5 direct investment process. However, the process is still high-risked, and it requires carefully planning (and always some luck) to succeed. Feel free to contact us for further consultation. See December 2021 Visa Bulletin.

11/19/2021, Source

Covid-19 Vaccine Requirements for Entry into the United States.

10/29/2021, Source

Fully Vaccinated foreigners may start entering the U.S. on November 8, 2021.

10/15/2021, Source

DV-2023 (Green Card Lottery) to begin registration on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

10/4/2021, Source

US to drop Covid Ban, but require vaccination and negative Covid test.

9/20/2021, Source

USCIS provided data from the FY2022 H-1B cap registration process, reporting that it received 308,613 H-1B registrations during the initial registration period and selected 87,500 registrations.

6/15/2021, Source

DOS extends validity for National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) for Travelers from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and India

7/6/2021, Source