January 10, 2023
The CBP One mobile app
The CBP One mobile app will go live on January 12, allowing asylum applicants planning to cross the Mexico-U.S. border to register to cross the border at Cuidad Juarez, Tijuana, Matamoros, Reynosa, Piedras Negras, Nogales and Nuevo Laredo without...
January 5, 2023
Citizens of those countries can now apply for humanitarian parole through a phone app before arriving at the Mexican-US border
Citizens from these countries would be returned back to Mexico for not following the protocol. President is to visit El Paso border while Title 42 restrictions are under discussion again. Under this Trump-era pandemic public health rule known as Title 42...
December 13, 2022
LGBTQI+ marriages now officially qualify for immigration benefits
President Biden signed into law the Respect for Marriage Act, which federally protects same-sex and interracial marriages. Now by law, not just by precedents LGBTQI+ married couples could apply for the same immigration benefits as other married...
August 10, 2022
Updated COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for the U4U Program
All beneficiaries 6 months of age and older are now required to have a certificate confirming that they received their COVID-19 vaccinations both prior to travel to the United States and upon arrival, unless they are eligible for an exemption....
June 14, 2022
US no longer requires COVID test for travelers flying into the country.
The US will reportedly no longer require international air travelers to take a COVID test before traveling to the country. The change will be effective starting June 12th, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will reevaluate the...
June 3, 2022
US Continues March 2020 Guidance for F/M Students for 2022-23 Academic Year
This guidance enables schools and students to engage in distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the continuing public health concerns created by COVID-19. The March 2020 guidance applies to nonimmigrant students who were actively enrolled...
June 2, 2022
USCIS to Implement Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions
USCIS is implementing premium processing for certain EB-1 and EB-2 classifications with pending Form I-140, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. This applies only to an E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification as a...
May 9, 2022
Social Security Administration Will Recognize That E and L Spouses Are Work Authorized Incident Status
Before the Social Security Administration (SSA) was refusing to issue social security numbers to E and L spouses in accordance with USCIS’s recent policy update recognizing that they are work authorized incident to status and do not need an employment...
April 19, 2022
USCIS shall no longer issue “combo cards” (work authorization and travel document in one card)
Instead, they will switch back to the old system issuing separate EADs and advance parole documents. USCIS explained it by their effort to reduce backlogs of EAD applications, which are currently pending for 8 months or more. Retrieved from NCLS page on...
March 21, 2022
The US Department of State has provided guidance on local filing of Form I-130 by Ukrainians at the US Consulate, bypassing USCIS and NVC
The U.S. Department of State has released guidance stating that U.S. citizens who are physically abroad with their Ukrainian (and Afghan, Ethiopian) immediate family members have the right to ask to file a Form I-130 petition on the spot at the nearest...
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