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Blog Posts in November, 2021

  • USCIS Conducts Third Random Selection from Previously Submitted FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registrations

    In November 2021, USCIS conducted a third selection on previously submitted electronic registrations for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B. The petition filing period based on registrations selected on Nov. 19 will begin on Nov. 22, 2021, and close on Feb. 23, 2022. On Nov. 19, USCIS determined that they needed to select additional registrations to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B numerical ...
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  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

    DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a U.S. immigration policy that provides a quasi-legal status and employment authorization to certain individuals unlawfully present in the United States after being brought to the country as children. Individuals may qualify for DACA if they: Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012; Came to the United States under the age of 16; Have ...
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  • USCIS Settlement Reverses Policy Prohibiting H-4 Spouses Automatic Work Extension and Provides Automatic Work Authorization for L2s Prior to Working in the U.S.

    Relief has come for nonimmigrant H-4 and L-2 spouses suffering from long delayed processing times for employment authorization. Spouses in H-4 status always met the regulatory test for automatic extension of EADs, but USCIS previously prohibited them from that benefit and forced them to wait for reauthorization. Now, H4 spouses, who continue to have H4 status, are eligible for automatic extension ...
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  • DHS Announces Countries Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State (DOS), has announced the lists of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in the next year. For the next year, the Secretary of Homeland Security, with the concurrence of the secretary of state, has decided to: Add Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Cyprus, ...
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  • Who Qualifies for O-1 Visa?

    O-1 visas are for creatives with extraordinary skills and experience. If you want to work in the United States as a creative, you need a set amount of skills, qualifications, and experience. Our Dallas immigration attorneys explain what qualifications are necessary to get an O-1 visa. What Is an O-1 Visa? The O-1 visa is for professionals with extraordinary abilities in the sciences, arts, ...
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  • Practice Pointer: COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Travelers to the United States

    On October 25, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation rescinding the geographic COVID-19 travel bans and adopting COVID-19 vaccination requirements for all international air travelers to the United States. It will be effective at 12:01 AM on November 8, 2021. The proclamation will remain in effect until terminated by the president. The Proclamation governs the entry into the ...
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