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USCIS Overhauls Family-Based Visa Process: What You Need to Know

Updated: Jul 14, 2024 | Tags: USCIS, Family-Based Immigrant Visas, Visa Application

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its guidance for family-based immigrant visas to streamline and improve the application process for both applicants and sponsors. Understanding these updates is essential for anyone involved in the immigration process, whether sponsoring a family member or applying for a visa. Key…

Biden Administration Gives Temporary Protected Status to 309,000 More Haitian Migrants

Updated: Jul 14, 2024 | Tags: Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Haitian migrants

The Biden administration has announced a significant update, granting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to an additional 309,000 Haitian migrants. This decision addresses the ongoing crises in Haiti, offering necessary protection and stability to those affected. TPS provides a crucial lifeline, allowing individuals to live and work in the USA without fear of deportation.…

Streamlining VAWA Self-Petitions: Centralized Processing at the Nebraska Service Center

Updated: Jul 14, 2024 | Tags: The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Nebraska Service Center, USCIS

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has been a cornerstone in protecting individuals from domestic abuse, offering a legal pathway for survivors to self-petition for legal status in the United States. Recently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a significant change: all VAWA self-petitions and related filings will now be processed centrally at the…

DOL Revises Certification Rules for Seasonal and Temporary Agricultural Workers

Updated: Jul 06, 2024 | Tags: DOL Seasonal Worker Certification, DOL Agricultural Worker Rules

The Department of Labor (DOL) has introduced a comprehensive overhaul of regulations governing the temporary agricultural worker program, commonly known as the H-2A program. This significant regulatory update, effective from,aims to enhance protections for workers and streamline program oversight. The changes encompass a wide range of measures designed…

State Department Finalizes New Rules for Exchange Visitor Program

Updated: Jul 06, 2024 | Tags: DOS Exchange Visitor Rule

The Department of State (DOS) has finalized a new rule for the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, which introduces significant updates to digital signatures and the transmission of Form DS-2019. Set to take effect on May 23, 2024, these changes aim to modernize and enhance the security of the program.  The new regulations are expected to have a substantial impact…

USCIS Updates Filing Locations for Employment-Based I-485 Forms

Updated: Jul 06, 2024 | Tags: USCIS Employment I-485 Update, I-485

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a significant change in the filing location for several key employment-based immigration forms. Effective April 1, 2024, applicants will need to submit forms I-907, I-140, I-485, I-131, I-765, and I-824 to a new USCIS lockbox. This adjustment is crucial for both immigrants…