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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of November 14, 2022

E-Verify Reminds Employers to Terminate Former Employees’ Accounts E-Verify recently reminded employers and program administrators that an E-Verify user’s access “must be promptly terminated upon separation from your organization.” A good practice, E-Verify said, is to review and update existing users whenever staffing changes occur and also on a regular basis. User accounts should be …

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FGI Recognized by US News and World Report – Best Lawyers as a Best Law Firm for 2023

Fakhoury Global Immigration is proud to announce that we have been recognized by US News and World Report – Best Lawyers as a Best Law Firm for 2023. The 2023 Edition of US News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” recognizes the most elite firms across the nation, identified for their professional excellence with consistently …

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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of November 7, 2022

E-Verify Operations Have Resumed and Preferred Dates Released for Employees to Resolve Nonconfirmations E-Verify has reminded employers that operations have resumed and released preferred dates for employees to visit the Social Security Administration (SSA) to resolve their Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs) (mismatches of Social Security numbers). E-Verify said that the timeframes are recommended, not required, but …

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U.S. Immigration Updates + Monthly Review for October 2022

DOS: Worldwide Visa Operations Recovering Faster Than Expected On October 21, 2022, the Department of State (DOS) announced that worldwide visa operations are recovering faster than expected from COVID-19-pandemic-related effects. As a result, the agency has doubled hiring of U.S. Foreign Service personnel and said it expects to reach pre-pandemic processing levels this year. The …

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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of October 24, 2022

USCIS Extends COVID-19 Related Flexibilities Through January 24, 2023 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through January 24, 2023, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests or notices before …

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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of October 10, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Optional Practical Training and STEM Extension On October 4, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed the judgment of the district court sustaining the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) current Optional Practical Training (OPT) rule’s authorization of a limited period of post-coursework OPT, if recommended …

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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of October 3, 2022

Green Card Validity Extended to 24 Months for Renewals Effective September 26, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is automatically extending the validity of permanent resident cards (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 …

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U.S. Immigration Updates– September 2022 Monthly Review

COVID-Related Restrictions Expected to Ease at the Canadian Border According to unofficial reports, by the end of September 2022, Canada may drop its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for travelers entering Canada from the United States via the Detroit-Windsor border. That border crossing handles more than 40,000 travelers each day, including commuters, truck drivers, and tourists. Canada …

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