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Blog Posts in February, 2023

  • USCIS Updates Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) Age Calculation for Certain Adjustment of Status Applicants

    USCIS has issued guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to update when an immigrant visa number “becomes available” for the purpose of calculating a noncitizen’s age in certain situations under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). For a child to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the United States based on their parent’s approved petition for a family-sponsored or employment-based visa, ...
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  • State Department Plans Pilot Program For Visa Renewals in the United States

    The Department of State (“DOS”) plans to launch a pilot program later this year that will offer visa renewals of H-1B specialty occupation workers and other temporary visa holders who are currently required to travel abroad. Specifically, the initial option will be available to H and L visa holders and there are plans to eventually expand the visa categories. Juliet Stufft, the deputy assistant ...
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  • What Happens If You Get Laid Off on H-1B?

    Many H-1B visa holders have found themselves out of a job with the massive tech company layoffs. But what happens when an H-1B visa holder loses their job? The answer lies in understanding the implications and legalities of the H-1B visa. H-1B Visas & Layoffs The H-1B visa is a temporary, nonimmigrant work visa that allows foreign citizens to live and work in the United States for up to six years. ...
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  • USCIS Redesigns Green Card and Employment Authorization Document

    USCIS announced today new designs to improve security of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). USCIS will begin issuing the redesigned cards on January 30, 2023. The new Green Card and EAD designs contain state-of-the-art technology that continue to safeguard national security and improve service for our customers. Changes include ...
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