Author: bgetson

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants, petitioners and requestors who are responding to certain:Requests for Evidence; Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14); Notices of Intent to Deny; Notices of Intent...

USCIS confirmed that for all forms it has reverted to the form rejection criteria it applied before October 2019 regarding blank responses.In 2019, USCIS changed the form rejection criteria for:Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal; Form I-612, Application for Waiver of the...

Today, DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that the government will no longer defend the 2019 public charge rule as doing so is neither in the public interest nor an efficient use of limited government resources.“The 2019 public charge rule was not in keeping with...

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, until September 2022. This new designation of TPS for Venezuela enables Venezuelan nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Venezuela) currently residing in the United...

President Biden lifted former President Trump’s pandemic-related green card ban. President Biden lifted the Trump administration’s orders preventing foreigners from moving to the U.S. on new green cards, saying the orders failed to advance American interests. Trump first enacted the ban last April, and it...

USCIS today announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 9 and run through noon Eastern on March 25. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to fill out petitioner and beneficiary information and submit their registrations.A confirmation number will be assigned to each registration submitted for the FY 2022 H-1B cap. This...