U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of January 22, 2023

DOS Releases February 2023 Visa Bulletin with Certain Retrogressions The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for February 2023 includes the following information about retrogressions in the worldwide final action and application filing dates in the employment third preference “Other Workers” category: · Higher than expected number use in the Employment Third Preference “Other Workers” (EW) …

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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of January 16, 2023

USCIS to Expand Premium Processing for EB-1 and EB-2 petitions and for Certain Students and Exchange Visitors U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on January 12, 2023, that it is implementing the final phase of the Premium Processing expansion for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Also, …

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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of January 2, 2023 & December 2022 Monthly Review

January 2, 2023, Update Top Immigration Policies to Watch in 2023 Border security, immigration backlogs and permanent residency for those who grew up in the U.S. without authorization will continue to be contentious issues this year for President Joe Biden and lawmakers to tackle. According to Law360.com, among the key potential policy developments for 2023 …

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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of December 26, 2022

E-Verify Allows Employers to Upload Multiple Hiring Sites Simultaneously E-Verify has restored the ability of employers, employer agents, and corporate administrators to upload multiple hiring sites simultaneously. E-Verify said this feature increases efficiency for companies with multiple hiring sites by providing an alternative to manual entry and is available for all access methods when adding …

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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of December 19, 2022

DHS’s Public Charge Final Rule Goes into Effect on December 23 On Dec. 23, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility final rule will go into effect. This final rule, previously announced, provides clarity and consistency for noncitizens on how DHS will administer the public charge ground of inadmissibility. This …

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U.S. Immigration Updates– Week of December 12, 2022

Green Cards Automatically Extended for Certain Naturalization Applicants U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it is automatically extending the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (green cards) for lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who applied for naturalization on December 12, 2022, or later. USCIS will update the language on Form N-400 receipt notices to extend green …

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U.S. Immigration Updates- Week of December 5, 2022 + November 2022 Monthly Review

U.S. House to Vote on Phasing Out Per-Country Caps According to reports, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Equal Access to Green cards for Legal Employment (EAGLE) Act of 2022 (H.R. 3648), a bill that would phase out per-country limits on employment-based green cards and raise …

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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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