Biden extends visa for religious workers to September 30

Biden extends visa for religious workers to September 30 On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law H.R. 2471, extending the EB-4 non-minister special immigrant religious worker program through Sept. 30, 2022. The law allows these workers to immigrate or adjust to permanent resident by that date. Non-minister special immigrant religious workers include those [...]

Special immigrant religious workers visa extended

Special immigrant religious workers visa extended President Biden has extended the EB-4 non-minister special immigrant religious worker program to March 11, 2022.  The program was initially scheduled to end on  Friday, February 18, 2022. A statement on the website of the USCIS reads "On On Feb. 18, 2022, the president signed into law H.R. 6617, [...]

Removal of 30-day processing provision for US asylum seekers applying for work authorization

The United States Department of Homeland Security, DHS, has removed the requirement to adjudicate initial Application for Employment Authorization, EAD, applications for pending asylum applicants within 30 days. This rule took effect on August 20, 2020. The rule removes a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulatory provision stating that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) [...]

USCIS Updates Rejection Criteria for Form I-129

USCIS will reject petitions lacking petitioner’s or applicant’s primary U.S. office address On August 5, USCIS will begin rejecting Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, petitions that do not include the petitioner’s or applicant’s name and primary U.S. office address in Part 1 of Form I-129. USCIS currently rejects Form I-129 for several reasons. [...]