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The USCIS just released a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) in early May of 2022, explaining how they will begin doing automatic extension periods of work permits for certain applicants. This Temporary Final Rule increases the automatic extension period for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) and employment authorization. However, this TFR is only available to certain EAD
Who qualifies for a U Visa? The U.S. Immigration Code provides the U Visa as a pathway to citizenship for victims of certain types of crime. This pathway is intended to protect and reward people who have been criminally victimized, provided information about the crime to U.S. law enforcement, and are cooperating with the U.S.
What is Special Immigrant Juvenile Status? The U.S. Immigration Code provides a pathway to citizenship for minors in the country who are undocumented through no fault of their own. This includes children who were brought to the United States at a young age and those who may have fallen out of status. This pathway, Special
What is an R-1 Visa? The U.S. Immigration Code provides a pathway for foreign clergy members and ministers to serve their various religious faiths in the United States through the R-1 Visa. The R-1 visa is intended to benefit vocational ministers of all established faiths with a presence in the United States including, but not
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) is a program created in 2012 by then-president Barack Obama. It provides a way for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. under the age of 16 to obtain work authorization and avoid deportation for two years. Although it does not provide a path to U.S. citizenship, DACA recipients
What is a U Visa and VAWA? The U.S. Immigration Code provides two different pathways to citizenship for crime victims—U Visas and VAWA. These pathways are intended to assist applicants who have experienced domestic violence and/or qualifying crimes while in the U.S and are cooperating with the U.S. justice system. Although traditionally these victims are
The § 212(H) waiver is intended to assist applicants with certain types of criminal backgrounds who might otherwise be ineligible for legal status in the U.S. This waiver can be helpful for a number of different types of applicants including: 1) those seeking immigrant visas at a U.S. consulate; 2) those seeking adjustment of status
The I-601A provisional waiver is intended to address a common problem that occurs when green card applicants travel to their home country consulate for their interviews. Some applicants arrive to their interview only to find out they cannot return to the U.S. because of past time spent in the U.S. unlawfully. Unfortunately, they have to
Expedite Requests You can essentially expedite any application at USCIS. What’s more, you can also expedite any interview at both the USCIS and NVC level. USCIS may consider an expedite request if it meets one or more of the following criteria or circumstance: 1. Severe financial loss to a company or person 2. Emergency or
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