June 27, 2022

Justice Department Secures Settlements with 16 Employers for Posting Job Advertisements on College Recruiting Platforms That Discriminated Against Non-U.S. Citizens

The Department of Justice today announced that it signed settlement agreements requiring 16 private employers to pay a total of $832,944 in civil penalties to resolve claims that each company discriminated against non-U.S. citizens in hiring. According to the department, each company posted at least one job announcement excluding non-U.S. citizens on an online job […]

June 16, 2022

USCIS Transfers Certain H-1B Petitions to the California Service Center

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that certain H-1B petitions and fiscal year (FY) 2023 H-1B cap petitions awaiting intake at the Vermont Service Center (VSC) are being transferred to the California Service Center (CSC) for data entry and adjudication. We are transferring these cases in response to the H-1B receipt issuance delays at […]

June 06, 2022

USCIS Updates Public Charge Resources Webpage to Provide Information on the Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility and Public Benefits Available to Noncitizens

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated our public charge resources webpage with more information to help reduce undue fear and confusion among immigrants and their families, including U.S. citizens and their children, that may prevent them from obtaining access to critical government services available to them. USCIS continues to administer the public charge ground of […]

June 06, 2022

DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Cameroon

WASHINGTON— The Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon. This notice provides information about how to register for TPS under Cameroon’s designation. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced the 18-month designation of Cameroon for TPS. The registration process begins on June 7, 2022. All individuals who want […]

May 31, 2022

Cap Reached for Additional Returning Worker H-2B Visas for Second Half of FY 2022

From USCIS: Under the recently announced H-2B supplemental cap temporary final rule increasing the cap by up to 35,000 additional H-2B nonimmigrant visas through the end of fiscal year (FY) 2022, USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the cap for the additional 23,500 visas made available for returning workers only. We continue to accept petitions for […]

May 27, 2022

Immigration Help Available to Those Affected by Special Situations, Including the Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reminds the public that we offer immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including the shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The following measures may be available on a case-by-case basis upon request: ·         Changing a nonimmigrant status or extending a nonimmigrant stay for an individual currently in the United States. […]

May 26, 2022

Premium Processing Update for Certain Pending EB-1C and EB-2 NIW Applications

The USCIS recently announced the first phase of its expansion of premium processing for some types of applications.  Specifically, 45-day day guaranteed premium processing is now available for I-140 petitions based upon EB-2 NIW and EB-1C Multinational Executives and Managers as follows:   Starting June 1, 2022, I-907 premium processing requests will be accepted for […]

May 24, 2022

USCIS to Implement Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. This expansion of premium processing only applies to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions under an E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification as a […]