Today, September 30, 2023, was the final day or the “sunset date” for Non-Minister Special Immigrant Religious Worker Program. On Dec. 29, 2022, the president signed into law H.R. 2617, which extended the program through September 30, 2023, to allow these workers to immigrate or adjust to permanent resident by that date. Congress had amended … Read moreNon-Minister Special Immigrant Religious Workers Sunset Date
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extension of Venezuela’s 2021 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for 18 months and a separate redesignation of Venezuela for TPS for 18 months. DHS has posted a Federal Register notice for public inspection. The Federal Register notice will be published on Oct. 3, 2023. If You Currently Have TPS or Have … Read moreExtension and Redesignation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
New York City Mayor Eric Adams is further tightening shelter rules by limiting adult migrants to just 30 days in city-run facilities — to help ease pressures on the city’s already struggling shelter system and perhaps dissuade more migrants from coming. Many are uneasy with the policy that could send thousands of people into the … Read moreMayor Limits NYC Shelter Stays To 30 Days For Adult Migrants
On September 22, 2023, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the extension and redesignation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, due to extraordinary and temporary conditions in Venezuela that prevent individuals from safely returning. This will allow as many as 472,000 migrants from Venezuela to live and work legally … Read moreExtension and Redesignation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status
Congress created TPS as part of the Immigration Act of 1990. The law, found at 8 U.S.C. § 1254a, allows the Secretary, after consultation with appropriate agencies of the Government, to designate a country (or part of a country) for TPS due to ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions.
WHEN IS MY NEXT HEARING IN IMMIGRATION COURT? To find out when and where you have your next hearing and what type of hearing it is, you can check the immigration court’s automated case status system using your “A number” or “alien number.” If your case isn’t showing up in the system yet you should … Read moreWhen is my Immigration Court Hearing?
Application for Naturalization for U.S. Citizenship Form: N-400 Online: Online application is available but not required Filing Fee: $640 Biometrics Fee: $85 biometrics fee (Total Fee: $725) Do not send original documents unless specifically requested. TRANSLATIONS: If you submit any documents (copies … Read moreDocuments Checklist for Naturalization Application
Temporary Protected Status Extension and Redesignation for Ukraine On Aug. 18, 2023, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced the extension and redesignation of Ukraine for TPS for 18 months. The extension of TPS for Ukraine allows current beneficiaries to retain TPS through April 19, 2025, if they meet eligibility requirements. Existing beneficiaries of TPS for Ukraine seeking … Read moreTemporary Protected Status Extension and Redesignation for Ukraine & El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE “PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOGRAPHS” THAT USCIS REQUIRES WITH CERTAIN APPLICATIONS AND VISA PETITIONS? USCIS requires that you provide photographs of yourself with your visa petition or with certain immigration benefit applications (asylum, adjustment of status, employment authorization, and others). Below are USCIS’ requirements for the “passport-style photographs” that must be … Read morePassport Style Photos For USCIS
Questions About the Bona Fide Determination Process for Form I-918 U Nonimmigrant Petitions from USCIS Q1. What is the bona fide determination process? A1. By statute, USCIS has discretion to provide employment authorization to noncitizens with pending, bona fide U nonimmigrant status petitions. In June 2021, we implemented the bona fide determination process with the goal of conducting … Read moreFAQ: U Visa Bona Fide Determination Process
Do I need a lawyer to apply for U.S. citizenship? No. You can file USCIS forms yourself, including Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, which can be submitted online. However, some people choose to seek assistance from a lawyer or Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)-accredited representative. If you decide to get legal assistance, you can start here: … Read moreHOW TO: Naturalization/Citizenship