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Delays at USCIS Affecting F-1 Students with Work Authorization

With delays at USCIS lockbox and service centers due to COVID-19 and an unprecedented number of applications, 

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USCIS Offers Some Accommodations to F-1 Optional Practical Training Applicants Affected by Receipting Delays

USCIS is offering some flexibilities to F-1 students seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT) who have been negatively affected by agency delays in issuing receipt notices for Form I-765, Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications.
 

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US Citizenship Act of 2021: The Impact on Legal Immigration

The US Citizenship Act of 2021 will increase the number of people that are eligible to acquire green cards via their employment. It also helps in ridding the existing per-country quotas. Furthermore, the bill prevents children from becoming too old to receive a green card while waiting for the priority dates to change to current.

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Biden Removed Immigrant Visa Ban

For the past year, immigrants have not been allowed to enter the U.S. due to former President Trump's Presidential Proclamation 10014. President Biden rescinded this proclamation on February 24, 2021 and reopened the American door to immigrants with approved petitions.  It should be noted that Proclamation 10014 and its extensions were set to expire on March 31, 2021.  

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Flexible measures announced to mitigate EAD delays for F-1 students

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced flexible measures today for foreign students affected by delayed receipt notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. The measures will apply only to applications received on or after Oct. 1, 2020, through May 1, 2021.

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USCIS flexibilities for students affected by delayed receipt notices for Form I-765

USCIS today announced flexibilities for certain foreign students affected by delayed receipt notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization filed on or after Oct. 1, 2020, through May 1, 2021,

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March Visa Bulletin: China and India Advance Across EB-1, 2, & 3 Categories

Following the release of the latest visa bulletin by the U.S. Department of State, March has shaped up as a favorable month for filing an adjustment of status. All countries are current across EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories except for China and India who advance moderately, opening the door wide for AOS filings.

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7 Things to Know About the H-1B CAP

The registration process for the H-1B FY2022 lottery begins shortly and we have some tips and general guidelines for those looking to file this year. Our office is happy to assist you with these filings at no charge (except the $10 registration fee charged by USCIS).

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Biden revokes Trump immigrant visa ban

President Biden issued a proclamation today that revokes the immigrant visa ban that suspended entry of foreign nationals in immigrant visa (i.e. green card) categories.

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The Luck of the Draw: H-1B Lottery Set to Open March 9-25

Earlier this month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) officially announced that the H-1B electronic registration period for FY2022 will be open from March 9 through March 25, 2021. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to submit their registrations for potential H-1B candidates.

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